How much does a premarital agreement cost?

Aug 15, 16 How much does a premarital agreement cost?

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A premarital agreement is a legal document that is created by a couple who are soon to be married, which specifies who will receive what in the event of a divorce. Fees for this document will vary, but in most cases, you will have to pay a small fee to a lawyer and an additional fee for notarizing the document.

To start creating your document, you and your spouse can agree on terms of how each of your estate’s is to be divided. You can also choose to write your own premarital agreement. However, you will have to follow the laws that make your document official within your state. If done this way, you will only have the cost of notarizing your document by a lawyer. This is usually $15 for notarizing and $40-$50 for a court witness signing. However, if an error occurs in your document, you may find that this can be a costly mistake in the event of divorce.

If you and your spouse are unsure about how you should divide each of your state’s and if it is significant, it is best to get assistance from a lawyer. You can also have two lawyers; one for each party.

Lawyers will assist you to correctly write the terms of the contract. They will also ensure that your contract is legally binding and that all areas are properly documented. The more complex your case, the more time your lawyer will have to spend on your agreement. Most often lawyers will charge $250 for an hour’s consultation.