MARITAL AGREEMENTS

PRE-NUPTIAL AGREEMENTS

Attorney Anne B. Howard can prepare your pre-nuptial agreements. Please note that Attorney Anne requires both parties have legal representation to strengthen the effectiveness of your agreement. If English is not one party’s first language and fluency in English is an issue, Attorney Anne requires that documents be translated by a certified translator.

Both parties must disclose their assets and debts. Pre-nuptial agreements should ideally be completed at least a month before the wedding date to withstand a legal challenge. That means the first draft should be done about two months before the wedding date to give the other side a chance to meet with their own attorney and for changes to be made.

A pre-nuptial agreement is advisable when you have an asset or assets that you want to keep separate despite getting married.

Attorney Anne charges $3,000 for most pre-nuptial agreements. She charges higher fees when there are extensive or complex financial issues involved. Certified translations are an additional fee.

 

PRE-NUPTIAL AGREEMENTS

Attorney Anne can prepare your post-nuptial agreements. In this instance, both parties must have legal representation and must make extensive, detailed financial disclosures for the post-nuptial agreement to withstand a legal challenge.

Some people want to do a post-nuptial agreement if they did not timely do a pre-nuptial agreement; are contemplating divorce or have legal issues where a post-nuptial agreement may protect the other party.

Attorney Anne charges $3,500 for most post-nuptial agreements due to the more extensive, detailed financial disclosures required. She charges higher fees when there are extensive or complex financial issues involved. Certified translations are an additional fee.