Post # 1
So long story short, my boyfriend and I have decided to sign a prenup before getting married. I have no porblem with this as I will be using a lawyer myself to ensure it is fair and equal and its good for both of us. The main point of it is to ensure that neither of us will be paying alimony in the event of a divorce.
So…I live in Sweden and my bf is Swedish. I’m American. We’ll be having the wedding in the US (North Carolina). Does anyone have any info on if we can do the prenup in Sweden and file it here? Would it be recognise in the US at all or will we need two seperate prenups to file? I’m not even sure if I could if I’m no longer a resident of NC.
Ugh this is all so complicated! We will be going to a lawyer soon to discuss it but not many are familiar with how it would work with the US as well. Has anyone done this?
Post # 2
You’d need the prenup drafted in the place where you intend to live. If you haven’t made up your minds yet, you may need to consider representation in both countries, because what matters (and this sounds crappy) is having the prenup hold water where you’d file for divorce. This is especially important if there’s property or a trust/estate involved.
I would google “divorce in a different country” and read how other people managed. You might also consider consulting a lawyer in an international city, like London, as family lawyers there probably see this more often.
Post # 3
Excellent question for your lawyer!
Post # 4
I have a similar situation… and by coincidence I am also doing the wedding in North Carolina 🙂
The lawyer will advise but as far as I understand you need to do one in the US and a separate one in Sweden. I don’t know anything about the legal system in Sweden but any lawyer there who deals with these kind of things should be able to do it very easily.
Regarding the US prenup, it doesn’t matter what state you do it in and you don’t need to be a resident there as far as I understand. The requirements for what you need to do to make the prenup official will differ from state to state (usually notarized and possibly also witnesses depending on the state) but your lawyer will let you know the details. The prenup should then be vaid in any state in the US.
Just make sure you and your fiance are very clear on what you want to put in the prenup– this is the hard part. Once you are clear on that they lawyer should be able to draw it up very easily.