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I am Planning on Getting Married Soon. How Soon I Should Start the Process of Getting a Prenuptial Agreement?
Future spouses may enter into a premarital agreement any time prior to their marriage. The complexity of the drafting of a premarital agreement is often directly proportional to the complexity of the estates of the future spouses. It is important to consult with an attorney regarding drafting, reviewing, and negotiating the terms of a premarital agreement, which will include terms for potential division of assets and liabilities, as early as possible and ideally as soon as the engagement to be married commences, if not before. Finalizing the terms of a premarital agreement early on will reduce added stress near the time of the marriage ceremony, deter the risk of the ceremony not occurring, and will minimize the chance of a spouse prevailing on any future claim that the agreement was signed involuntarily.