A prenuptial agreement, also known as a prenup, is a legal contract between two people who are about to get married. The agreement sets forth the terms of property division and spousal support in the event of a divorce.

Cost varies depending on whether you want representation or mediation.

The costs vary based on the number of hours required to complete the contract and the disclosure. People with a more complex picture of alimony, child support, business ownership with partners, lawsuits, unfinished probate on an inheritance, etc. will need more hours of labor and therefore incur a higher fee for the prenup. For a pricing guide for JustPrenups, click here. To get started, click here.

There is no set answer for this question. Many couples opt to split the cost so that each pays 50%. For others, one partner pays for all service costs, which may also include a translator and a notary. Some couples split expenses in proportion to the income each produces. In some situations, the parents of one or both partners offer to cover all costs. For more about types of notaries, click here

Potentially yes. Plan to avoid that obstacle by translating the document into the partner’s first language. At JustPrenups, you are responsible for finding and hiring a neutral, third-party translator who has adequate competency with understanding and drafting legal concepts and technical legal language in both languages.

Yes. Some couples opt for no spousal support or alimony. Others scale support based on the number of years together. Alimony may be a lump sum once, or it may last for a certain duration.

No, not all. Some couples plan for alimony and how each will be protected if the marriage ends, which may include limited or scaled alimony.

By law, prenups and postnups may not address child support or timesharing, as these issues are determined through the Florida family court system.

In the event of a divorce, a prenuptial agreement can help streamline the property division and spousal support processes. If the agreement is enforceable, the terms set forth in the agreement will typically be followed, rather than the default property division and spousal support laws of the state.

Yes. The contract is alive throughout the life of the marriage.

However, the parties can agree to a sunsetting clause that voids the prenup at a certain time akin to a self-destruct button or an expiration date.

The fact of signing a prenup does not oblige you to marry the person. The prenup, once properly executed, takes effect and is legally binding after the wedding (unless there are circumstances that would invalidate the prenup).

Your prenup may address intellectual property (“IP”), which can include patents, trade secrets, beta prototypes, business plans, client lists, artwork, code, etc.

Yes, we encourage current and future pet owners to decide on the status of the furried and the feathered. Some couples decide on the terms of visitation so that neither partner loses out on the continued relationship with the pet.

Many couples draft that the pet(s) should follow the minor children, if there are any, in the event of a divorce, so that children never feel as if they are losing a beloved pet in the midst of change and loss.

Without a prenup or postnup to handle student loan debt, you are both liable for the debt under Florida law, even if one partner never attended school and never receives any benefits conferred through the degree.

Our prenups and postnup include provisions to keep your mutual promises alive in your agreement to protect against legal developments that may sabotage the legality of same-sex marriages.

Because whether the asset or liability is in the United States or in another country, it is *your* asset because it exists in your name or in the name of your company, LLC, trust, etc.

The point of a prenup or a postnup is to disclose wealth and debt so that the other spouse

makes an informed consent in giving up the assets to which the spouse would be otherwise entitled through marriage.

If you hide an asset, your spouse may challenge the validity of the prenup (or postnup) in divorce proceedings.

Car insurance doesn’t ruin your love of driving, and it doesn’t compel you to crash. Health insurance doesn’t make you sick. Your will won’t hasten your death. Apply the same reasoning to your prenup/postnup.

Real life stress, sleep deprivation, job loss, ridiculous schedules, screaming toddlers, and caring for an elder will kill the romance. A prenup with a reconciliation clause will help you to save your marriage when life brings destruction.

If you are afraid of the nuts-and-bolts discussion around finances with your partner, there are reasons for your fears; the reasons won’t disappear on their own. In mediation, we provide a safe, confidential bubble to say the frightening or embarrassing fact. Before you start mediation, both of you will sign a confidentiality agreement.

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