If you are planning to marry and have significant assets, a prenuptial agreement can protect your assets if you divorce in the future. A prenuptial agreement can also limit, or even eliminate, the possibility that you would have to pay alimony to your spouse. The most efficient use of a prenuptial agreement is if it is negotiated well in advance of the marriage. If it is brought up at the last minute, your spouse may feel pressured into signing the agreement, which could lead to the agreement being challenged in the future. If the wedding date is fast approaching, the best recourse is to ensure that your fiance is represented by an independent attorney who will safeguard his or her interests. In fact, regardless of the timing of the agreement, both sides should be represented by attorneys to ensure that all issues are identified and resolved in a valid contract. I have over 20 years of experience in family law matters and have negotiated prenuptial agreements for a variety of clients.