Practical Perspectives: Key financial issue for you and your family – Quelling marital discord with a postnuptial agreement
Abstract: In this issue’s “Practical Perspectives,” we meet Denis and Marjene. They’d been married for almost 20 years when Denis decided to leave his steady job as a civil engineer to pursue a startup centered on a product he’d invented. He wound up accruing substantial debt and even dipping into the couple’s retirement savings. As a result, the couple’s discussions about money got so heated that they began to fear for their marriage. To get a better idea of just where their finances lay, Denis and Marjene paid a visit to their financial advisor, who suggested, cautiously, that the couple consider a postnuptial agreement.