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Getting married? Think about getting a prenuptial agreement

Getting married is one of the biggest decisions you can make in your life. Another important issue that many fail to consider is whether or not to discuss having a prenuptial agreement. 

A prenuptial agreement can be very beneficial for both of you. A prenup can protect both individuals by stating how assets will be divided in the event of a divorce, thus protecting each person's finances and future goals. 

The benefits vary per person, but women should consider having a prenup for several reasons. One of the biggest reasons has to do with the fact that women are paid less than men. This impacts a woman's overall financial goals and having a prenup can help protect your assets now and in the future. 

More women are bringing up the importance of having a prenuptial agreement before getting married. This is because more women are viewing a prenup as a financial safety-net so all of their hard-earned money and investments are protected in the event their marriage ends. 

If you are thinking about having a prenup, do not forget that it can address how assets and debts will be divided. A prenup can stipulate how certain debts will be paid and what will happen to these obligations in the event of divorce. 

Prenuptial agreements can be and should be uniquely tailored to your specific situation and needs. Before getting married, it is important to discuss money and your financial goals to make sure both of you are protected in the long run.