You feel nothing but electric excitement about your upcoming wedding in Michigan. That said, you also realize the importance of you and your betrothed signing a prenuptial agreement.

If you find yourself avoiding such a loaded discussion, Insider could help you bring up the subject in a future conversation. Learn how to diffuse the tension and set you and your future spouse up for success.

Bring it up ASAP

You should bite the bullet and work out your prenuptial agreement sooner rather than later. The closer your wedding date gets, the more your stress can mount. By discussing and signing the prenup now, you have one less thing to fret over as your wedding day approaches.

Focus on the agreement being mutually beneficial

The right prenuptial agreement equally benefits both you and your spouse, not just one of you. Your betrothed may have assets of her or his own to protect in the event of divorce, but she or he could also grow nervous about bringing the topic up with you. One of you has to work up the nerve to make the first move; such a display of bravery is a good way to start your marriage.

Create the agreement together

You can bring up the topic of a prenuptial agreement alone, but actually creating the agreement requires two people. After agreeing to sign a prenup, it is a good idea for you and your future spouse to learn about what goes into one and what assets you desire to protect with one. Create several drafts until you have one the two of you (and a legal professional) agree with.

This information is only intended to educate and should not be interpreted as legal advice.