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Massachusetts couples may want to discuss divorce before marriage

Planning a future with a soon-to-be spouse can be an exciting time for a newly engaged Massachusetts couple. Some, however, may balk at the idea of discussing divorce before the marriage even takes place. However, going over the details and agreeing about property division issues in the event of a subsequent divorce could well be beneficial before getting married. Broaching the topic of prenuptial agreements can be a bit difficult, but some individuals could later regret not taking the step.

Approaching the topic of a prenuptial agreement may seem like a test for a relationship, and in some ways it could be looked at as one. If the situation is handled in a mature manner, the couple may see that they have made the right decision in choosing their future spouse. Reasonably facing such decisions before the marriage can give hope that other significant decisions could be made just as amiably after the wedding.

While the agreements may not be easy to come by, it is important that any need for negotiation is still handled in a professional manner. The situation should be taken very seriously. Individuals should consider the agreement from the mindset that they will be happy with what has been agreed upon if the need to separate does arise.

Prenuptial agreements have often gotten a negative stigma, but these documents can prove extremely beneficial in divorce situations. If couples are looking to create such an agreement or are in need of having one carried out, information on relevant Massachusetts laws could provide needed knowledge. Preparation could mean the difference between a stressful situation and one that is handled smoothly.

Source: The Huffington Post, How to Request a Pre-Nup and Still Get Married, Daniel Clement, Jan. 24, 2014

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