Pricing & Quality

As you research prenuptial agreements and prenuptial agreement lawyers on the internet you will find the following options;

  • Competent lawyers who will perform their job professionally. Lawyer’s fees always vary commensurate with the lawyer’s abilities.
  • Downloadable templates and forms.
  • Low cost lawyers offering low prices, and low quality prenuptial agreements.

Pricing

Here are the facts you need to know:

  • In a divorce court, a template or do-it-yourself form-style prenuptial agreement and low quality prenuptial agreement written by low cost lawyers will be immediately set aside and you will hear snickers from the lawyers and officers of the court. These types of agreements are unenforceable..
  • The job of your spouse’s lawyer is to convince the court to disallow the prenuptial agreement. His job is a great deal easier when there is a low quality prenuptial agreement written by a low cost lawyer or even worst a do-it-yourself form-style prenuptial agreement.
  • Prenuptial agreements that do provide the intended protection are extensive and complex documents written by attorneys who have extensive experience and knowledge.
  • Prenuptial agreements the court will disallow range in price from $500 – $1500, consist of 9-12 sections and 9-15 pages.
  • A properly written prenuptial agreement will range in price from $5,000 – $15,000 consist of 50-75 sections and contain 35-75 pages.
  • Template or do-it-yourself form-style prenuptial agreements, and low quality agreements provided by low cost lawyers are written on toilet paper. But it is not this paper you will be flushing when the court informs you that your prenuptial agreement is disallowed. It is the money you spent on it, as well as the substantial amount the court orders you to pay to your ex-spouse that you will flush. There is only one way to approach a prenuptial agreement, and that is to “Do it right”, or take your money and flush it right now.
Reasonable Attorney Fees

Legal fees:

Prenuptial Agreement to protect your personal assets in divorce
$3,995.00
When intended husband and intended wife are both U.S. citizens
$2,995.00

Prenuptial Agreement to protect your personal assets in divorce and death
$4,995.00
When intended husband and intended wife are both U.S. citizens
$3,995.00

Prenuptial Agreement to protect your personal and business assets in divorce
$5,995.00
When intended husband and intended wife are both U.S. citizens
$4,995.00

Prenuptial Agreement to protect your personal and business assets in divorce and death
$6,995.00
When intended husband and intended wife are both U.S. citizens
$5,995.00

Legal Fee Includes:

  • Superior Quality Prenuptial Agreement
  • Fee payable to lawyer who represents the foreign citizen
  • Translation from English to foreign language
  • Attorney attestation
  • Waiver of further disclosure
  • Exhibits A & B (financial statements of the parties)
  • Beneficiary Designation Forms for all Retirement Savings Plans
  • Six original prenuptial agreements, three in English, three in the foreign language of your fiancé(e)
  • Additional original prenuptial agreements if your state requires recording.

Eliminate 2 above and fee is reduced by…………………………….$500.00

Eliminate 3 above and fee is reduced by…………………………….$500.00

Eliminate 2 & 3 above and fee is reduced by………..……………..$1,000.00

Our fee is small when compared to what you will loose without a properly written prenuptial agreement.

Compare:

Average yearly homeowners insurance cost
$1,500.00

Compare the cost of homeowners insurance to the cost of a prenuptial agreement. Statistically, there is a far greater chance of you getting a divorce than loosing your house in a fire, but who among us would feel comfortable not having homeowners insurance?

Five year marriage – one prenuptial agreement = $5,500.00,

Five years of homeowners insurance = $7,500.00

There are 140,000,000 (one hundred forty million) housing units in the United States
Last year there were 375,000 (three hundred seventy five thousand) home fires of all types, sizes and severities. This means you have a 0.268% chance of having a fire in your home of any type, size or severity.

The current U.S. nationwide divorce rate for a first marriage is 41%. The divorce rate is 60% for a second marriage and 73% for a third.

divorce rates

U.S. Divorce Stats:

1.)  There is a divorce every 13 seconds in the United States.

2.)  The average length of divorce proceedings in the United States is 10.7 months.

3.)  Attorney’s fees for divorce average:
Uncontested = $1,500 to $2,500,
Contested = $15,000 to $19,000.

4.)  Longest, most expensive divorce: $13 million in legal fees, 86 days of trial, 100 witnesses, Peter and Nancy Tauck, Westport, CT 2007.

5.)  The average length of a marriage that ends in divorce is eight years.

6.)  Mel and Robyn Gibson’s divorce in 2009 is considered to be the largest celebrity divorce settlement, $425 million.

7.)  If one partner smokes, a marriage is 75% more likely to end in divorce.

8.)  White women who marry outside their race are more likely to divorce than other ethnic groups. Mixed marriages involving blacks and whites were the least stable interracial marriage, followed by Hispanic-white couples.

9.) Asian women are the most likely to be in a first marriage that lasts more than 20 years. The CDC repots that 70% of Asian women are still in their first marriage, compared to 54 % of white women, 53% of Hispanic women, and 37 % of black women.

Record Divorce Settlements

Alec Wildenstein’s divorce from Jocelyn Wildenstein; at $3.8 billion
Steve Wynn’s divorce in 2010 from Elaine; at $1 billion
Harrison Ford’s divorce from Melissa Mathison; at $118 million
Tiger Woods’ divorce from Elin Nordegren; at $100 million
Kevin Costner’s divorce from Cindy Silva; at $80 million
Johnny Carson’s divorce from Joanna Holland; $20 million