Marriage is supposed to be an exhilarating period of one’s life. But what do you do when after a few months in, your spouse requests a postnuptial agreement? The Dave Ramsey Show answers this question well with straightforward advice. First off, it likely means that the marriage was ill-advised in the first place and already headed towards troubled waters. True, the spouse may sound reasonable in their request to protect their assets, but they should have considered that prior to getting married and having children.
So, should one agree to go forth with the postnuptial agreement? Nope! Rather than sign away the right to benefits that would be useful to the other partner and children in the event that the marriage fails, the focus needs to be shifted to saving the marriage.
Marriage takes work and involves making compromises. Sometimes a person may need to choose between their career and their marriage. No, it’s not always an easy decision, but it boils down to what is valued more: work or family? It’s advisable to consider this prior to tying the knot to avoid a downhill relationship, a broken heart, and an empty wallet.