START - 3-4 MONTHS BEFORE WEDDING DATE

Discuss Terms & Hire Attorney

1. Discuss with your partner why you want a prenup.

2. Each of you finds an attorney, signs a retainer, and pays a refundable fee.

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3. Your attorney interviews you about what you want in the agreement and answers all of your questions.

4. Collect your financial information to disclose to your partner

5. Come to a general understanding on the terms of the agreement

Negotiation and Revisions

6. One attorney prepares a draft agreement.

7. Go over the initial draft with your attorney. Your attorney protects your interests

8. There will be revisions as your understanding grows and as the finality of the agreement approaches. 

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Sign Agreement

9. Both parties sign in the presence of a notary. Your attorney will also sign but only to indicate they advised you on the agreement.

10. Keep the original in a safe place.

END - TWO WEEKS BEFORE MARRIAGE

Before you do any of the above:

Schedule a Free 30 Minute Legal Consultation

Ask questions about your specific situation and find out if a prenup is right for you.

Ask about financial rules that apply when you get married.

Determine if our firm is the best choice to represent you.

Frequently asked questions

How much does a prenup cost?

A prenup can cost between $1,500 and $5,000. It can be a flat fee or based on time. Find someone you are comfortable with at a price that works for you.

The more complex, the higher the cost. But the more you have to protect, the greater the potential importance of a prenup.

Why do we need an attorney at all, let alone two?

The law strongly favors, and for practical purposes, requires separate attorneys. This is to make sure that each of you is voluntarily agreeing to the terms and understand what you are signing.

A prenup is a contract. There's no ethical way for an attorney to represent both parties to a contract. Separate representation ensures your rights are protected.

It's unlikely you will find an attorney who will represent one party if the other party doesn't have an attorney.

Do each of you have to pay for your own attorney?

No. If one of you has significant funds they can pay for the attorney for the other.

Do I need to meet with my attorney in person?

No. This work does not require meeting in person. Everything can be done remotely. Though meeting in person may be an option.

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