One very important factor in a divorce (and in a marriage) is the prenuptial agreement. This is a crucial contract that can outline many provisions and rules that govern your divorce. Not only can a prenup help you proceed through the divorce, but it can also help you marriage by outlining behaviors, responsibilities and parameters for the two spouses that each finds agreeable.
However, deciding whether a prenuptial agreement is right for you and your spouse is probably the most important step. It's not easy to have the prenup conversation, but it is a conversation worth having. Even if you and your spouse decide to pass on a prenup, the conversation can still raise some important issues that you and your spouse need to handle. This doesn't necessarily mean the matter is negative in nature -- it could just be something that the spouses need to discuss and agree upon.
Once you have that conversation and the two of you are on the same page, it could really help your relationship going forward. And if the relationship doesn't turn out to be a fairy tale, well then the prenup is there (assuming you agreed to one) to help you with the legal process.
Essentially what a prenup does is create customized rules for how your divorce will proceed. Obviously there are certain basic elements that must be followed in any divorce -- but a prenup gives you a tailored effect to the whole process. This contract may have a bad reputation from many years ago, but it really has turned into a vital component to any marriage or divorce.
Source: FindLaw, "How to Determine if a Prenuptial Agreement is Right for You," Accessed April 23, 2015