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As a New York Family Law attorney I can assure you that the validity of prenups is an issue frequently before the courts. Thus, even though there is no specific requirement by statute regarding time frames between drafting and signing or signing and marriage, the circumstances should make clear that neither party was pressured or rushed. This is very important. It is equally important that each party has the benefit of separate legal counsel before signing such an agreement. Good luck!

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No. But the more rushed it is, and if both sides did not have an attorney, it could become a factor in a later litigation concerning duress and other issues used to void an agreement. Typcially, the process should take a number of days if not weeks. Anyone who produces one "at the last minute" before the wedding is (in my opinion) trying to take advantage.

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No there is no waiting period but I would encourage you to take your time.


No, nothing is required. That said, each party should have a thorough opportunity to carefully review the entire agreement before executing it. For a full assessment, schedule a consultation with a NYC Family Law attorney.

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