Post # 1
we unfortunately waited too long likely to get it done but he wants to keep his pension protected and there is a savings account I want to keep protected. I would also like to be safe from his house loan and he from my 3 credit card debt. So very basic but with lawyer fees it can add up. Now I hear we need 2 separate lawyers.. is there a cheaper/easier/quicker way to protect ourselves???
Post # 3
The thing about cheaper/easier/quicker is that it won’t necessarily stand up in court down the line if you skimp now. It might be cheaper now, but it will be more expensive in the long run if it doesn’t protect the assets you want it to. I would both go see a lawyer ASAP. It might be still possible to get it done now and it won’t necessarily be that expensive if what you want is pretty standard. But if you really want to protect assets, it will be money well spent.
Post # 4
My lawyer is drawing one up for us:) Wish we’d done it sooner.. it’s not as simple as I’d thought but I think our most important assets will be covered.