Cost Prenuptial Agreement

Cost Prenuptial Agreement

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What’s a Prenuptial Agreement

A prenuptial agreement is a document signed before marriage to plan for if the marriage does eventually end. It lets spouses within the marriage choose how their assets are distributed like owning their own benefits like retirement, bank accounts and splitting the shared estate among themselves unless an alternative is discussed. There’s also alimonies coming into the conversation and other supporting documents that can keep the prenuptial agreement in its process. Prenups are a great way to keep your own personal assets as the main owner and the partnership still civil even the marriage has ended. It makes divorce less straining and is recommended to prevent further fees that may happen when fighting for specific ownership.

The Math

A prenuptial agreement can cost between at least from $2000 and up depending on what’s being agreed upon, how long drafting the Will itself can take which is charged hourly from your private attorney who’s also added in the fee and to see how many assets are being protected. A prenup is basically a negotiation between all the assets being filed which can take even longer if you and your spouse want to change something in the prenup draft which can cost you extra. The highest price a prenup can be is at least $10,000 but is only from constant changing, high end assets is being protected and the location of your estate.


1. Who keeps the prenuptial agreement once it’s signed?

Once signed, yourself and your fiancé will keep an original copy of document. Then whoever your lawyers would be will also keep a copy on file.

2. How do I bring up the topic to my fiancé?

This is a discussion that’s difficult to have and needs to be planned ahead depending on how your spouse will react to it. It’s best to bring the topic up a few months before the wedding or even when you mention the first wedding idea. The idea of a functional marriage should be open to all kinds of conversations so when you’re talking about this contract, it’ll be a mutual understanding. It’s so either person can make things less complicated if a divorce ever does happen. A prenup can prevent battles for important assets and other ownership of anything else can be discussed between the party to put with the file.

3. What shouldn’t be in your prenup?

Negotiations against or with child custody, visitation rights, or child support payments shouldn’t be documented on the prenup because it’s determined by what’s best for the children themselves. The decision is made by the court and should be cooperated with

4. What is an Estate Settlement?

An estate settlements is the process of a decedent’s estate being transferred  to an assigned trustee or beneficiaries. There’s also planning of who obtains all these assets but expenses that go with it all.

5. What is a Certificate of Independent Legal Advice?

A Certificate of Independent Legal Advice is an official document stating that you’ve received legal advice from an independent lawyer when it comes to filing a prenup.

6. Can an irrevocable trust be amended?

One thing you can do by is to remove assets you’ve written within the trust. You will still have the trust on file but it’ll be one that is empty. There’s also booking an appointment with the court through a trustee since he or she is responsible for making any adjustments as well in the trust even if it’s irrevocable. As long as there’s a good reason for the modification.

7. How long do you have to work to collect unemployment in NY?

According to the official website, you need to be working for at least a month and in file at least $2,700 in wages.Your base period also needs to be higher than your quarter wages.

8. Can I disinherit my spouse?

When it comes to inheritance laws, you’re unable to disinherit your belongings from your spouse. Even if you decide to strain your assets from your wife or husband on your Will, you’re still unable to do so because of common law and being a “surviving spouse.”

9. What documents should I have in place if I’m getting older?

You will need a Health Care Directive, a will, power of attorney, and assign a trust. The power of attorney gets to decide how your finances are spent. You can also assign someone you trust when it comes to these documents. This is called a trust. Trusts is another legal document that shows ways you want to distribute your goods towards your family. There’s the trustor, trustee, the beneficiaries or just a beneficiary, and the grantor, who approves theses trusts. The trustor is the person that makes the trust for the assets he or she is holding. The trustee is the person that holds responsibility of the trustor’s belongings all for taking care of the beneficiaries after death. The beneficiaries are people or even an organization that will benefit from your plan. It is highly recommended to get a trust.

10. Can I collect unemployment if I go to school?

To receive unemployment you need to document that you’re looking for work and enrolled in school to receive some benefits.

DISCLAIMER: The information provided in this blog is for informational purposes only and should not be considered legal advice. The content of this blog may not reflect the most current legal developments. No attorney-client relationship is formed by reading this blog or contacting Morgan Legal Group.

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