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Old 09-02-2013, 05:31 PM
 
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My fiance and I have discussed having a prenup agreement made in the awful event things don't work out (of course we aren't planning on this, but we want to have our bases covered).

Does anyone know of a good, AFFORDABLE, lawyer in the Arlington, VA area for this service? We don't have several assets or anything complex (e.g., trusts, real estate, etc.)...it should be pretty straight forward.

And before I call around, is there a fair price I should expect? Do they charge by the hour, or is it a flat rate? If by the hour, how many hours should I expect for a simple prenup agreement?
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Old 09-02-2013, 06:12 PM
 
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Try Gerald Williams, in the small building across from the Courthouse, next to a pizza place. He does a lot of marriages, so he might do this as well.

Alternatively, I believe that if you both sign a statement in front of a witness and a notary, that would likely be just as binding.
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Old 09-03-2013, 06:25 AM
 
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It doesnt matter how much it cost because you will save that money if you all happen to get a divorce. I would recommend that you not set a marriage date until it is signed and video tape the signing of the agreement just case she claims she didnt understand the agreement
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Old 09-03-2013, 07:01 AM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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It doesnt matter how much it cost because you will save that money if you all happen to get a divorce. I would recommend that you not set a marriage date until it is signed and video tape the signing of the agreement just case she claims she didnt understand the agreement
And in case he claims he didn't understand...
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Old 09-03-2013, 07:25 AM
 
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"We don't have several assets or anything complex (e.g., trusts, real estate, etc.)...it should be pretty straight forward."

Then why even bother, anything you acquire into the marriage should be treated equal, personally I think you are going about this the wrong way, TETO.
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Old 09-03-2013, 07:48 AM
 
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I would recommend that you not set a marriage date until it is signed and video tape the signing of the agreement just case she claims she didnt understand the agreement
How does video taping something prove "understanding" of an agreement?

Also, I'd love to be in the room for that conversation.

"Honey, I love you, but I'm worried you may try take all of my money when we divorce. Do you mind signing a pre-nup? Also, do you mind if I video tape it? Why? Because you're kinda dumb and I want to make sure a judge in the future sees that you knew what you were doing."
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Old 09-03-2013, 08:50 AM
 
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"Honey, I love you, but I'm worried you may try take all of my money when we divorce. Do you mind signing a pre-nup?..."
They've apparently already had this half of the conversation!

I have to agree with dmv101010 on this one...
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Old 09-03-2013, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Sterling, VA
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And in case he claims he didn't understand...
I think your version is correct; the OP refers to "my fiance", not "my fiancée". I can't imagine requiring a pre-nuptial unless one or both are going into the marriage with large amounts of money or property.
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Old 09-03-2013, 10:54 AM
 
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Do a quick google search. You really need 2 lawyers, one for each person that they each choose on their own to represent their own interests. If you don't do that, prenups are often set aside in a divorce proceeding.
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Old 09-03-2013, 11:25 AM
 
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You each will need your own lawyer paid for with your own separate funds. Your lawyer can draft up a prenup and then her lawyer can review it with her. You mentioned no major assets so unless you have a inheritance or some major amount of cash assets I don't really see a point.
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