Every marriage can be challenging at times. It can be constant work to be a coherent team with your spouse and to grow alongside each other through the years. If you are struggling in your marriage, you may be contemplating a divorce, but you might not be sure whether you want to take such a drastic step just yet.
There are other measures that you can put into place when your marriage is struggling. Such measures can create a safety net in case the situation does lead to a divorce, but it could possibly help you and your spouse resolve your issues.
The benefits of postnuptial agreements
Postnuptial agreements can be a great way to address issues such as asset division, alimony and child support before anyone files for divorce. By going through the negotiation process while in your marriage, you are both able to highlight what is important to you and come to an agreement regarding how a divorce would pay out in reality. By doing this as a married couple, you are effectively planning a theoretical situation, and therefore, the often-nasty and aggressive emotions that are commonplace in a divorce can be avoided.
Many spouses decide to go through a course of therapy in addition to creating a postnuptial agreement. By doing so, they are able to address unresolved issues in the marriage and ideally create the foundations for a healthy marriage.
If you are dealing with marital issues, you may want to consider a postnuptial agreement to address any arguments that are centered on finances.