Mediation Can Be Used for Prenups
When implementing a prenup, it is important to do so in a tactful, collaborative manner. If each party “lawyers up” as part of the prenup, it could lead to a very confrontational, adversarial process that sours the relationship.
Mediation, therefore, is a great tool for developing prenuptial agreements because it is designed in a way that encourages and improves communication between partners. Here’s a look at what you should know.
The mediated prenup
In the mediation setting, the mediator will meet with the couple and facilitate a conversation about the terms of the prenup face to face. The idea is that the communication and collaboration fostered in the process will carry over into their marriage and actually set them up for success.
It’s a great way of establishing a prenuptial agreement, especially when you consider many couples avoid them thinking they will only cast a pall over the start of the marriage. Using mediation is a way to practice healthy communication strategies that they can then employ in their marriage.
The presence of a skilled mediator could also embolden either party to speak up about their concerns or to discuss priorities they might otherwise avoid discussing if it were just them and their spouse attempting to hash out an agreement.
Prenuptial agreements can be very useful tools for a marriage, but communication skills and a spirit of teamwork are even more so. For more information about how you can use mediation to develop a prenup and the benefits of doing so, we encourage you to contact an experienced Long Island divorce lawyer at Solutions Divorce Mediation.