Post # 1
Question for the legal bees: Did any of you draft your own pre-nup? I am planning on drafting ours. Each of us will have independent counsel (we are very lucky, two friends at two V5 firms)to review the pre-nup. Is this a good plan or should I seek out a specialist in family law?
Post # 3
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
@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 # 5
@QBbride: We have some pretty unique property situations (mostly intellectual property) and we have a very large potential gap in our pay scales which means choice of laws is a vital clause.
@indibee: You are right in the presumption, however I think when both parties have cousnel the presumption is less meaningful.
Post # 6
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
I’m having a friend draft our pre-nup (at a bargain price) and then hiring independent counsel for my Fiance to review.