One of the biggest mistakes people make regarding prenuptial agreements is deciding they don’t need one. They might not have a robust investment portfolio or significant assets to protect.Before you make this same mistake if you are planning to get married, it can be helpful to understand the many ways a prenup can protect people.


When people divorce, they are often not on good terms with each other. Some hate each other; others have lost all trust in their spouses. Typically, this can cloud people’s judgment and make it difficult to make pragmatic decisions.

Under these circumstances, parties can wind up battling in court.

Instead, people can agree to pursue alternatives to litigation in a prenup. When parties are preparing to marry, partners want what is best for each other. And making decisions out of a place of peace and compassion can provide valuable guidance when parties are in a not-so-amicable place.


Generally, parties do not use a prenuptial agreement to address child support or child custody matters. However, if you have a pet, you could make arrangements for them in a prenup, Negotiating a prenuptial agreement can protect a range of interests for people from every background. Before you dismiss the prospect of creating one, it can be wise to consider your specific situation and whether a prenup can help you protect what is most important.