I had a prenuptial agreement ready, but we got married last minute on 9/14/2013 and there was no notary available on a Saturday. Can the prenuptial agreement still be signed, or do i need to create another document?
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A prenuptial agreement is only valid if it is completed prior to marriage. After a couple is married, they may draw up a post-nuptial agreement. A court may decide later to enforce or not enforce it, and it is essential you do not use a form and have an attorney draft and review it. In Georgia, for a post-marital contract to be enforceable, both parties should have individual legal representation (the lack of that may give a reason to challenge it later), they must provide full disclosure of each party’s financial situation (i.e., no secret bank accounts and slush funds) and the contract should be reasonably fair to both parties.
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I agree with Mr. Ashman that a postnuptial agreement is your only option at this point. If both parties are in agreement with the terms of the prenuptial agreement drawn up, the same terms can be used in a postnup drawn up by a lawyer.
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