Yes! There's something inherently awkward about lawyering up against your finance in the midst of chosing flowers and trying on wedding dresses. However, Prenuptial Agreements ("Prenups") often make good sense and as more couples are marrying later in life, they are a reality of modern times. While it is absolutely crucial that both people hire lawyers for a number of reasons, you may want to consider seeing a mediator together early on who can help you agree on the terms. If you can peacefully agree on the big terms of your prenup during mediation, then the lawyer part shouldn't get nasty as the lawyer's role will be primarily to prepare the written agreement in legally valid terms and to ensure that it is understood while offering legal advice and in some cases, suggesting changes for your own good.
If you are considering a prenup agreement, remember that the sooner it is out of the way, the better chance it has of holding up. At O'Connor Cadiz Law, you can have your prenup mediated or, if you have already mediated the prenup and need an attorney to prepare or review it for you, give us a call at 630 250-8813 for an appointment in Schaumburg or Itasca.