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Anybody knows anything about this topic?

Do you really have to have a merital lawyer or is it good enough to make an agreement on your own and have it notarized?
 

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It might help to know a bit more about what you're looking for. Pre-nups in the US are generally drawn up by lawyers because of the specifics of US contract law. Getting a home-made pre-nup notarized does little or nothing for you, as in the US "notarization" is simply a means of validating the signatures of the parties to the document.

The real issue, though, is where you're likely to be when you need to use the pre-nup. If you're resident outside the US when the marriage breaks up, there is a very real chance that the country you're in won't accept the pre-nup, or won't accept specific terms of the pre-nup if they are "unconscionable" under local law.
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Bev
 

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The real issue, though, is where you're likely to be when you need to use the pre-nup. If you're resident outside the US when the marriage breaks up, there is a very real chance that the country you're in won't accept the pre-nup, or won't accept specific terms of the pre-nup if they are "unconscionable" under local law.
Cheers,
Bev
Hmmm, interesting point.
 
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