As an estate planning specialist, I've worked on hundreds of prenuptial agreements, representing clients on both sides of the equation: those seeking to protect assets, and those from whom the assets are to be protected. I've found that most of the knowledge people have about prenuptial agreements comes from movies and television shows (Imagine all your medical knowledge coming from Grey's Anatomy).

These media-based preconceptions tend to foster reluctance among participants, who typically feel a mix of embarrassment and resentment when the topic is broached. Yet as advisors, you can help your clients end up happily married and financially secure, with a prenup firmly in hand.

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