Many people understand that a premarital agreement can protect them in the event of a divorce, but still fail to see how this contract can also help them during their marriage. Of all the benefits a premarital agreement brings, a more peaceful and harmonious marriage is one of the biggest. Below are just a few of the ways having a premarital agreement in place before the wedding can help ensure you have a happy marriage.
More Certainty in Your Future
Many times, spouses disagree and argue simply because they are uncertain of what lies ahead of them. Even the happiest marriages experience this uncertainty at times when perhaps one spouse is entitled to a large inheritance and wants to know what would happen to it if they got a divorce. Eliminating this uncertainty and putting everything down in writing provides the protection spouses need, which allows them to focus on being an even better spouse.
Know the Marriage has an Honest Foundation
The Illinois Uniform Premarital Agreement Act states that a premarital agreement is not enforceable if only one party signed the contract voluntarily, or if it is grossly unfair at the time it is signed. Due to this, there is no point in signing a contract if it is not fair to both parties. After one is signed, both partners can rest assured that their marriage is based on honesty and full disclosure, creating a strong foundation for the couple....