(Closed) Drafting your own pre-nup?

posted 6 years ago in Legal
Post # 3
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927 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Pardon my ignorance, but why do you feel you need a pre-nup? I think if things didn’t work out (which I really really hope doesn’t happen), we would split everything 50/50.

Post # 4
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5118 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Rubies:I was going to make sure that you each had separate counsel to make it ok even. Personally, I’d be more comfortable having someone else that is an entirely disinterested party construct the pre-nup. Even if you both had separate representation, if you drafted the doc, that may come back as a point of argument if you ever use it. My brain is warped by other finals right now, but isn’t a contract always construed against the party that drafted it? I’d want that out of my hands.

Post # 6
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526 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I am writing ours, but we are getting separate counsel just to be safe.  If it’s reasonably equitable it should be upheld, so I don’t think you need a family law specialist.  

Post # 7
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48 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m having a friend draft our pre-nup (at a bargain price) and then hiring independent counsel for my Fiance to review.

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