The place of marriage should not make a difference. The contract can be signed and notarized anywhere. It is more important that it be done right, in the first place. That means using an attorney. The attorney can take care of the notarizing.
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For a pre-marital agreement to be valid in California, certain technical requirements must be met (i.e signer must have opportunity to go to independent counsel to review, etc.). To do it properly you need to meet with an attorney experienced with them.
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No. If you and your intended spouse are going to live in California, you should have the prenuptial agreement done there, and confirmed there after the marriage. Calif. has some very specific requirements to create a valid prenuptial agreement. You should seek counsel from a California estate planning attorney who handles marital agreements.
I don't think it matters where you get married, it matters where your assets and residence are. I assume the latter are in California, therefore, the prenup only needs to be valid under California law (and signed anywhere but California makes a convenient signing forum).
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