Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations)/Prenup Agreement


I'm getting married in April. We are both 60. I live in Texas. We will be married in Newfoundland Canada where he lives (and I'll be moving there).

He wants a prenup done and I'm fine with it -- the details of the prenup are more than generous for me.

I have no assets. I live on Social Security and own nothing.

My question is: Do I need a lawyer also? Since I agree with the stipulations laid out in his prenup, and I have nothing to add to it for my part, can't I just sign it in front of a Notary and be done with it?

Thank you,

Hi Barbara, you may or may not need an attorney. However, I would advise that you have an Canadian Marital Law attorney review the agreement and advise you as to what rights you may be surrendering pursuant to the agreement and what benefits you are acquiring as a result of the same. If you are not familiar with the Canadian Marital Laws then you cannot possibly properly evaluate the agreement.

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Dan Bachert


I can respond to questions pertaining to Florida Family Law within the specific areas of Divorce, Child Custody, Child Timesharing, Alimony and Child Support Enforcement/Modification, Equitable distribution, and Inter Family Adoptions.


Actively practicing Family law in the Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie Counties for the past eleven years.

Florida Bar, Family Law Section of Florida Bar, Palm Beach County Bar Association, BNI

Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Florida Atlantic University; Juris Doctorate from St. Thomas School of Law

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