Prenuptial Agreements: How to Write a Fair & Lasting Contract
Write a prenuptial agreement and enter your marriage with eyes wide open.
Marriage is one of the few personal contracts in which your state dictates the terms -- unless you create your own customized premarital agreement.
Combining Nolo's legal expertise and plain-English writing, Prenuptial Agreementsmakes a potentially touchy subject easy to deal with while explaining how to create a valid contract. This easy-to-read book covers:
whether a prenup is right for your relationship
how to decide what a prenup should include
how to assemble a draft agreement
how to turn your draft into a contract
tips on negotiating and communicating
The new 3rd edition of Prenuptial Agreements is completely revised and updated to reflect current state laws, plus worksheets are provided as tear-outs and on CD-ROM, as well as clauses for preparing an agreement that suits your unique needs.
The CD-ROM that accompanies the printed version of this book includes forms or other tools; in this eBook, you'll find all those documents in the appendix or at the back of the book.
Prenuptial Agreements Are A Necessity And So Is This Book
By M. Moss - January 26, 2007
As I am preparing to be wed for the second time in November 2007, it is necessary for me to execute a prenuptial agreement to protect my assets and the assets of my children. It would be irresponsible to marry without one. I have researched available information on the internet including a determination of the best book on this subject matter. I ordered this book from Amazon at the best price available and I was not disappointed. The book is informative and includes sample language and forms to prepare your own prenuptial agreement. I, however, will simply use the book as reference material so I can carry on an intelligent conversation with an attorney of my choosing. I would NEVER try to prepare and execute a prenuptial agreement on my own given the complexities, legal issues, and different circumstances of each person. If you are in my situation, order the book and learn from it. Then, seek out an attorney to prepare and execute the agreement to ensure it cannot be... read more
By D. Hermanson - March 13, 2008
My now husband and I used this book and the included cd to write our pre-marital agreement. We did have seperate attorney's read it and explain it to avoid any conflict of interest excetra. Mine read it over for legality. His attorney was hesitant about not writeing it and allowing for reduced fees for only reviewing it because he sees too many that are not done well by do-it-yourselfers. However, after my husband's meeting he told me his attorney said that it was the most thurough and accurate do-it-yourself agreement he has ever seen!
I would highly recomend this, as well as negotiating lower fees if you choose to hire an attorny.
great introduction and hands-on guide
By AvidReader - April 6, 2007
In my opinion, everybody should have a prenup because the process of drafting one teaches couples how to talk about money - and invaluable asset in their marriage to come.
We used this book to plan our prenup before our marriage in 2005.
It gives you all the relevant information, helps you consider all the important points, and alerts you about differences across states etc.
We still used lawyers to bullet-proof the agreement, but knowing exactly what we wanted greatly cut down on fees. In fact, my lawyer commented that she rarely had such a well-prepared client and the draft of the agreement was the fairest she had seen in years.
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