Ensure a healthy marriage with open communication

You may not have ever considered premarital mediation, however, it can help create a strong foundation for your marriage from the very beginning. If you haven’t already discussed your expectations, finances, and marital roles, these are crucial conversations to have. While many couples have these conversations in private, there are many benefits to hiring a professional. Through premarital mediation, we can assist you in having open and honest conversations about your expectations for marriage and the future before walking down the aisle. We will guide you through sensitive issues and ask questions that you may not even have considered.

Come to premarital mediation prepared

If you are planning to attend premarital mediation with your partner, you will want to start collecting important documents as soon as possible. This can shorten the time it takes to discuss these matters, and it is required to complete your premarital agreement. You will need to gather the following information:

  • Tax returns for the last two years
  • Your current income from all sources
  • Bank account statements
  • Credit card statements
  • Retirement account summaries
  • Investment account summaries
  • Any other important financial documents you believe would be helpful

What to expect during premarital mediation

Our goal is to foster clear communication, collaboration, and mutual understanding during premarital mediation sessions. You can expect to discuss the following during your mediation session(s):

  • Financial expectations
  • Current assets and future assets
  • Child rearing
  • Spousal support
  • Marital property
  • Current debt and future marital debt
  • Tax issues
  • Estate planning

While these are serious topics, you will likely find that mediation is an incredibly positive experience. You will gain confidence in knowing that together, you can work things out respectfully and with minimal conflict. Premarital mediation often ends in drafting a premarital agreement (more commonly referred to as a prenuptial agreement). While this is not required, it is often recommended to cement the agreements you have made during the course of your mediation. You mediator can assist you in deciding if this would be right for you and your future spouse.

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Ensure a healthy start to your marriage with premarital mediation