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My fiancé and I are about to sign a prenuptial agreement without an attorney, will it be valid?

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Lucy, Esq.
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I'm Lucy, and I'd be happy to answer your questions today.

As long as neither of you has an attorney, and you both have time to read and make a decision before signing, it's valid. You should each sign in front of a notary so the signatures will be upheld later if there is any question. Things that typically invalidate a prenup are when one spouse has an attorney and the other doesn't, or when one spouse writes and presents it right before the marriage with the statement that the marriage won't happen if it's not signed.

Also, each spouse must disclose their financial assets to the other before signing the agreement.

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