Legal Question in Family Law in Ohio

Prenuptual Agreements

My fiance and I wish to sign a prenuptual agreement before getting married, but are reluctant to pay the high costs of lawyers to get this done. we have found some DIY websites and software online for a fraction of the price of a lawyer. Though, we are a little unsure as to how secure these DIY methods are. If we create a DIY prenup using the right software, and have it notarized at the bank, will it be legit? Will it hold up in court?

Asked on 1/04/07, 11:20 am

2 Answers from Attorneys

Stephen Daray Sciangula & Daray

Re: Prenuptual Agreements

Sorry, but this is one of those areas where it is best to spend the money on a lawyer. One of the best ways to nullify a prenup is to argue that one party was not afforded the opportunity to get legal counsel. You may save some dollars ($600- $1000 each) now, but might pay a lot more later one.

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Answered on 1/04/07, 12:03 pm

Nancy Fioritto Patete Nancy Fioritto Patete, Esq.

Re: Prenuptual Agreements

It should hold up as long as the prenup is mutually agreeable and perceived to be fair to both you and your fiance. But similar to a will, it is better prepared or at least reviewed by an attorney.

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Answered on 1/05/07, 7:24 am

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