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How far in advance of our wedding should we prepare our prenuptial agreement?

by Prenupta September 21, 2019

It is best to start the process as early as possible and we recommend having the prenuptial agreement finalized and signed 30 days prior to your wedding day. There are several steps involved in completing your prenuptial agreement including drafting the terms, reviewing with your attorney, certification and ultimately notarization. In order to avoid the stress that may come from planning a wedding, we highly recommend beginning the preparation of your agreement two months in advance of your wedding day.

In California, there is a Seven Day Waiting Period that requires there be at least seven days between when a party is first presented with an agreement and when the agreement is signed if both parties are not represented by counsel. Seven days must elapse between the time that (i) each party receives the agreement and is advised to seek counsel, and the time that (ii) each party signs the agreement.

If both parties are represented by counsel, then this waiting period requirement is waived, and the parties can sign as soon as they have discussed with counsel and agreed to terms. Prenupta connects you and your partner with two separate attorneys to draft and certify your prenuptial agreement and allows you to forego this seven day waiting period.

If your wedding is fast approaching, Prenupta offers a Rush Order, that will expedite your service and will provide you and your partner with a legally binding agreement in seven days.

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