Prenup any Atty exp or Atty tips

posted 1 week ago in Legal
Post # 2
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Blushing bee

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@Lizsky:  I’m not an attorney, but do you have any assets of your own that you’re trying to protect?  What kind of money (amount or percentage) do you want to receive in the event of a divorce?  What assets do you want that money to be calculated from (all assets including those before you marry, or only the gains/returns that occur during your marriage)?  It’s good that he’s flexible, but you need to make sure your request is reasonable.

He deserves to have the majority, if not all, of his assets that existed prior to your marriage protected.  Those are his.  Gains on those assets during your marriage could go either way, either shared or he could retain them.  But assets acquired during your marriage should be split equitably, provided that you are an equal partner and pull equal weight during your marriage (if he earns more money and you do more housework and childcare, that’s equal weight).  That’s just my opinion.

Post # 3
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Busy bee

I only addressed assets that we had. Some attorneys wanted to put in things about alimony, custody and CS. I would not allow that as the situation was unknown. Also, even though we each had representatives and its a legal document and very beneficial to me, my current attorney said she can have it thrown out in seconds and they rarely stand up if you don’t want them to 

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Personally, I would suggest each of you retaining your own counsel for this. While you are both okay with having a prenup, I think it’s important for you to each have someone looking out for YOUR best interests in a legal document. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee

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@DVsMom:  “my current attorney said she can have it thrown out in seconds and they rarely stand up if you don’t want them to”

That’s definitely not the case in my state.  Just wanted to point that out so that OP and others reading this don’t think that applies everywhere. 

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