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Pre-Nuptial Agreement

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This Pre-Nuptial Agreement is a contract made in anticipation of marriage that specifies each party's respective rights in their separate property. The agreement sets forth that the separate property owned by each party before the marriage shall remain separate property. It also contains provisions for the division of property in the event of a divorce and states that neither party shall seek spousal support. This document includes numerous standard provisions and may be customized to address the specific needs of the parties. This should be used by individuals who intend to marry, but want to keep their assets as separate property.

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									This Pre-Nuptial Agreement is a contract made in anticipation of marriage that specifies
each party's respective rights in their separate property. The agreement sets forth that
the separate property owned by each party before the marriage shall remain separate
property. It also contains provisions for the division of property in the event of a divorce
and states that neither party shall seek spousal support. This document includes
numerous standard provisions and may be customized to address the specific needs of
the parties. This should be used by individuals who intend to marry, but want to keep
their assets as separate property.
                              PRE-NUPTIAL AGREEMENT

This AGREEMENT made on this ___ day of ________ of _______, between ___________
[Comment: insert future husband’s name], an adult residing in ____________________
[Comment: insert city and state] and ___________ [Comment: insert future wife’s name], an
adult residing in ____________________ [Comment: insert city and state] (hereinafter the
“Agreement”)


                                                I. PURPOSE

This Agreement is made in consideration of the contemplated marriage of the above-named parties.

Each party to this Agreement has separate property and the parties are setting forth in this
Agreement their respective rights in and to all property of either owned at the date of their
marriage and in and to all property that may be acquired by either or both after their marriage.
Parties are also setting forth their rights regarding spousal support or maintenance.


                                        II. SEPARATE PROPERTY

Except as otherwise provided in this Agreement, the following property owned by either party
shall remain and be their separate property: all property acquired by either party by gift, devise,
bequest or inheritance, all property, including real or personal property, the income from such
property, and the investments and re-investments of such property.

The aforementioned separate property of each party shall be subject entirely to each party’s own
individual use, control, benefit and disposition. Neither of the parties shall, before or after the
contemplated marriage, acquire for themselves individually, assigns or creditors, any interest in
the separate property of the other party nor any right to the use, control, benefit or disposition of
such property.

Each party shall have the right at all times to dispose of any or all of their separate property by
deed, bill of sale, gift, trust, will, mortgage, encumbrance, pledge, lien, or charge without
limitation in any manner whatsoever upon their own individual signature or act without the
necessity of any joinder, action, or consent by the other party. By virtue of this Agreement, both
parties waive, release and relinquish any ownership or right in the separate property of the other
and to use, control, benefit or dispose of the other's separate property.

If the parties reside or become residents of a state, territory or foreign country, and under the
laws of such jurisdiction the property and interests of the couple are treated differently than as
contemplated by this Agreement (such as a community property state) the property interests of
the parties shall remain as stated in this Agreement.
Parties herby agree to sign all future necessary and appropriate documentation necessary to
relinquishing any apparent right of the party to the aforementioned separate property arising by
reason of their marital relationship. The signing of such documents shall not impose any personal
liability upon the signing party.

The property currently owned by each party is documented in Exhibit A and Exhibit B, which by
this reference are incorporated into this Agreement.


                                         III. FULL DISCLOSURE

The parties hereby acknowledge that they are of lawful age, are competent to contact, are free to
enter into the contemplated marriage, have full knowledge of the other party’s property, income
and debts, and enter into this Agreement freely and voluntarily.

Each party additionally acknowledges that they have full knowledge of the terms and provisions
of this Agreement. Specifically, the parties acknowledge and agree that prior to the signing of
this Agreement, each party has disclosed their individual property interests and the probable
value of such property interests. Parties acknowledge that the property listings in Exhibit A and
Exhibit B are a complete and fair listing of each party’s individual property as disclosed prior to
the signing of this agreement.


                                                 IV. DEBTS

Each party agrees to be separately liable for his or her debts incurred prior to the marriage. If
desired, each party shall retain separate credit card accounts for his or her respective use.


                                                 V. TAXES

Nothing in this Agreement shall be construed as waiving the rights of the parties to file federal or
state income taxes jointly as husband and wife, or any marital rights granted under federal estate
tax law, or any marital rights granted under federal gift tax law.


                                   VI. DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE

Both parties to this Agreement understand that the Uniform Pre-Nuptial Agreement Act and
related jurisprudence provide for consideration by the Court of a pre-nuptial agreement in the
event of dissolution of marriage. In the event of dissolution of marriage, both parties specifically
agree that this provision shall remain in full force and effect.

Parties hereby agree that each party shall have an equal interest in the property acquired by the
parties during the course of the marriage. Any accounts held jointly by both parties shall be
divided equally.



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All property, including savings, investments, and retirement accounts shall remain the property
of the person who brought such property into the marriage. Any appreciation, income or other
increase to such property shall remain the property of the person who brought such property into
the marriage.

It is agreed and understood that neither party shall seek or obtain any form of alimony or support
from the other, or seek any relief other than a distribution of their joint property interests or those
property interests acquired during the course of their marriage, in any manner other than as
provided by this Agreement.


                                            VII.    REVOCATION

If the parties decide to revoke this Agreement, they shall do so in a written agreement, signed by
both parties in the presence of a notary public or other official authorized to take oaths. Such
revocation shall be ineffective until recorded with the recorder in the county where the parties
maintain their primary residence or both counties if the parties are maintaining separate
residences in separate counties.


                                  VIII. ADDITIONAL INSTRUMENTS

Without any additional consideration, each party shall promptly, at the request of the other,
execute, acknowledge and deliver from time to time whatever additional instruments may be
required in order to accomplish the intent of this Agreement.


                                             IX. SEVERABILITY

If any of the provisions of this Agreement shall be held to be invalid or unenforceable for any
reason, the remaining provisions shall continue to be valid and enforceable. If a court finds that
any provision for this Agreement is invalid or unenforceable, but that by limiting such provision
it would become valid or enforceable, then such provision shall be deemed to be written,
construed and enforced as so limited.


                                    X. MISCELANEOUS PROVISIONS

This Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties and their respective
heirs, administrators, personal representatives, successors and assigns.

This Agreement sets forth the entire Agreement between the parties with regard to the subject
matter of this Agreement. All prior and contemporaneous conversations, negotiations, possible
and alleged agreements and representations with respect to the subject matter of this Agreement
are waived, and merged into this Agreement.



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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto execute this Agreement on this ___ day of
_________ of _______:



___________________________________
[Comment: insert future husband’s name]


___________________________________
[Comment: insert future wife’s name]




[Comment: complete below section with duly authorized notary public.]

STATE OF ___________________

COUNTY OF _________________

On____________________before           me,______________________,            personally    appeared
_________________________________________, personally known to me (or proved to me on
the basis of satisfactory evidence) to be the person(s) whose name(s) is/are subscribed to the
within instrument and acknowledged to me that he/she/they executed the same in his/her/their
authorized capacity(ies), and that by his/her/their signature(s) on the instrument the person(s), or
the entity upon behalf of which the person(s) acted, executed the instrument.



Signature______________________________

Affiant _____Known _____Unknown

ID Produced______________________




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                                                      EXHIBIT A
                 ________________________ [Comment: insert future husband’s name]
                                  FINANCIAL INFORMATION


ASSETS VALUE
House $________
Other Real Estate $________
Motor Vehicles $________
Stocks $________
Bonds $________
Checking Accounts $________
Savings Accounts $________
Certificates of Deposit $________
IRAs $________
Retirement Plans (Keogh, 401(k), etc.) $________
Life Insurance (Cash Value) $________
Household Goods $________

TOTAL ASSETS $________


LIABILITIES/DEBTS AMOUNT $________


TOTAL LIABILITIES/DEBTS $________


NET WORTH $________


ANNUAL INCOME:
____________________________ dollars $________


Signed on this ____ day of _______ of 20___:



________________________
[Comment: print future husband’s name below signature]


________________________
[Comment: print future wife’s name below signature]




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                                                      EXHIBIT B
                _____________________________ [Comment: insert future wife’s name]
                                  FINANCIAL INFORMATION


ASSETS VALUE
House $________
Other Real Estate $________
Motor Vehicles $________
Stocks $________
Bonds $________
Checking Accounts $________
Savings Accounts $________
Certificates of Deposit $________
IRAs $________
Retirement Plans (Keogh, 401(k), etc.) $________
Life Insurance (Cash Value) $________
Household Goods $________

TOTAL ASSETS $________


LIABILITIES/DEBTS AMOUNT $________


TOTAL LIABILITIES/DEBTS $________


NET WORTH $________


ANNUAL INCOME:
____________________________ dollars $________


Signed on this ____ day of _______ of 20___:



________________________
[Comment: print future husband’s name below signature]


________________________
[Comment: print future wife’s name below signature]




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