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                          [ ] Premarital Agreement

                          [ ] Prenuptial Agreement

                         [ ] Antenuptial Agreement

                             [ ] ___[Other Title]___
                                    [End alternates]


Paragraph 1: Introductory Facts

A. Parties

This agreement is between _____[woman's first and last name]_____ and ____[man's
first and last name]____. We refer to ourselves by our first names in this agreement.

B. Purpose of Agreement

We plan to marry on ___[date]___. The purpose of this agreement is to identify our
premarital assets and debts and to define our mutual rights and obligations regarding
property and finances after we marry.

C. Current Circumstances

___[Woman's name]___ currently resides at ___[address]___. Her occupation is
___[occupation]___. She has ___[number]___ children: ___[names and ages]___.
___[Insert optional additional information]___.

___[Man's name]___ currently resides at ___[address]___. His occupation is
___[occupation]___. He has ___[number]___ children: ___[names and ages]___.
___[Insert optional additional information]___.


Paragraph 2: Effective Date and Term

A. Effective Date of Agreement
This agreement will be effective on the day we marry. If we do not marry, this agreement
will be null and void.

B. Term of Agreement

After we marry, this agreement will remain in full force and effect indefinitely, unless
and until we sign a new written agreement revoking or modifying this agreement.


Paragraph 3: Legal Representation

A. Representation of ___[Woman's Name]___

___[Woman's name]___ has been represented by ___[name of woman's attorney]___ in
the negotiation and drafting of this agreement. ___[Woman's name]___ has fully
discussed the terms of this agreement with her attorney and is voluntarily choosing to
sign this agreement.

B. Representation of ___[Man's Name]___

___[Man's name]___ has been represented by ___[name of man's attorney]___ in the
negotiation and drafting of this agreement. ___[Man's name]___ has fully discussed the
terms of this agreement with his attorney and is voluntarily choosing to sign this
agreement.

C. Drafting of Agreement

This agreement was drafted through the joint efforts of ___[names]___.


Paragraph 4: Disclosures

A. ___[Woman's Name]___'s Disclosures

All of ___[woman's name]___'s assets [optional: having a value greater than $_____]
and all of her debts [optional: exceeding $_____] are listed on Schedule 1, attached to
this agreement. ___[woman's name]___'s income for the calendar year __[insert year]__
[optional: and the approximate amount of her personal expenses for that year] [choose
one: is/are] also listed on Schedule 1. ___[woman's name]___ has provided the
information on Schedule 1 in good faith. The values and other financial information on
Schedule 1 are approximations and may not be exact, but they are intended to present a
full, fair, and reasonable disclosure of ___[woman's name]___'s assets, debts, income,
and personal expenses as of the time they were presented to ___[man's name]___.

B. ___[Man's Name]___'s Disclosures

All of ___[man's name]___'s assets [optional: having a value greater than $_____] and
all of his debts [optional: exceeding $_____] are listed on Schedule 2, attached to this
agreement. ___[Man's name]___'s income for the calendar year __[insert year]__
[optional: and the approximate amount of his personal expenses for that year] [choose
one: is/are] also listed on Schedule 2. ___[Man's name]___ has provided the information
on Schedule 2 in good faith. The values and other financial information on Schedule 2 are
approximations and may not be exact, but they are intended to present a full, fair, and
reasonable disclosure of ___[man's name]___'s assets, debts, income, and personal
expenses as of the time they were presented to ___[woman's name]___.

C. Acknowledgment of Receipt of Disclosures

___[Woman's name]___ received a copy of Schedule 2 [insert if applicable: and the
documents described in Paragraph 4C] on __[date]__. ___[Woman's name]___ reviewed
this information before signing this agreement.

___[Man's name]___ received a copy of Schedule 1 [insert if applicable: and the
documents described in Paragraph 4D] on __[date]__. ___[Man's name]___ reviewed
this information before signing this agreement.


Paragraph 5: Definitions

A. This Agreement

The term "this agreement" refers to the provisions of this document, once signed by us, as
modified by any subsequent amendments in writing signed by us.

B. Separate Property

Any asset designated as one person's separate property in this agreement belongs
exclusively to that person. A spouse has the sole right to manage and dispose of his or her
separate property assets. Separate property is not subject to division between us if we
divorce. However, if the owner of separate property dies, the surviving spouse may have
a legal claim to it, unless he or she has signed a valid written waiver in this agreement or
in another document.

[Choose one clause:]

[Alternative 1]

[ ] C. Marital Property

An asset designated as marital property in this agreement may be subject to division
between us by a court if we divorce, unless we provide otherwise in this agreement or in
another document. Any asset designated as marital property may be subject to a claim by
a surviving spouse, unless he or she has signed a valid written waiver of such claims in
this agreement or in another document. [optional: We will both have equal rights to
manage and control any marital property held in our joint names. If an asset designated as
marital property is held in only one of our names, the sole title holder will have the
exclusive right to manage, control, transfer, or sell that property, to the extent allowed by
state law.]

[End Alternative 1]

[Alternative 2]

[ ] C. Community Property

Any asset designated as community property in this agreement belongs to both of us
equally. Our community property will be subject to division between us by a court if we
divorce, taking into account any requirements for division spelled out in this agreement.

We will both have equal rights to manage and control any community property, subject to
any exceptions provided by state law. [optional: If an asset designated as community
property is held in only one of our names, the sole title holder will have the exclusive
right to manage, control, transfer, or sell that property, to the extent allowed by state
law.]
[End Alternative 2]

[End alternate clauses]

D. Divorce

The term "divorce" in this agreement refers to any legal proceeding to end or alter our
marital relationship, including a proceeding for divorce, dissolution of marriage, legal
separation, or separate maintenance [optional: , or annulment].


Paragraph 6: Ownership of Premarital Assets

All Premarital Assets and Property Traceable to Them Remain Separate Property

Except as specified elsewhere in this agreement, ___[woman's name]___'s premarital
assets (which are listed on Schedule 1), and all property traceable to those assets, shall
continue to be her separate property after we marry. "All property traceable to those
assets" means any growth in value of those assets [choose one: including /not including]
growth in value arising as a direct or indirect result of the efforts of one or both of us
during our marriage. It also means any sales proceeds of those assets, any asset purchased
with the sales proceeds, or any asset(s) acquired in exchange for those assets, as long as
the sales proceeds or any such new asset is held in the sole name of ___[woman's
name]___ [insert if applicable: or if held in joint names, as long as it is traceable to the
premarital asset].

Except as specified elsewhere in this agreement, ___[man's name]___'s premarital assets
(which are listed on Schedule 2), and all property traceable to those assets, shall continue
to be his separate property after we marry. "All property traceable to those assets" means
any growth in value of those assets [choose one: including/not including] growth in value
arising as a direct or indirect result of the efforts of one or both of us during our marriage.
It also means any sales proceeds of those assets, any asset purchased with the sales
proceeds, or any asset(s) acquired in exchange for those assets, as long as the sales
proceeds or any such new asset is held in the sole name of ___[man's name]___ [insert if
applicable: or if held in joint names, as long as it is traceable to the premarital asset].
Paragraph 7: Rights in Assets Acquired During Marriage

Our Rights in Assets Acquired During Marriage Will Be Determined According to
State Law

Except as specified elsewhere in this agreement, our rights in every asset acquired after
we marry, and in any profits or growth in value or any sales proceeds or asset acquired in
exchange for those assets, will be determined in accordance with the laws of __[name of
state]__.


Paragraph 8: Responsibility for Debts and Expenses

Each Person Solely Responsible for Own Premarital Debts

___[Woman's name]___'s debts listed on Schedule 1 are her sole and separate debts.
___[Man's name]___ will not be responsible for them, nor may his separate property
[insert if applicable: or his share of any [choose one: marital/community] property] be
used to pay them without his written consent. ___[Woman's name]___ will indemnify
and hold __[man's name]__ harmless from any proceeding to collect on ___[woman's
name]___'s debts from ___[man's name]___'s property, and she will be solely
responsible for any expenses, including attorneys' fees, incurred by ___[man's name]___
in connection with such a proceeding.

___[Man's name]___'s debts listed on Schedule 2 are his sole and separate debts.
___[Woman's name]___ will not be responsible for them, nor may her separate property
[insert if applicable: or her share of any [choose one: marital/community] property] be
used to pay them without her written consent. ___[Man's name]___ will indemnify and
hold ___[woman's name]___ harmless from any proceeding to collect on ___[man's
name]___'s debts from ___[woman's name]___'s property, and he will be solely
responsible for any expenses, including attorneys' fees, incurred by ___[woman's
name]___ in connection with such a proceeding.


Paragraph 9: Interpretation, Modification, Review, and Enforcement
                   of This Agreement
A. Entire Agreement

This agreement contains our entire agreement on the matters covered. Any oral
representations made concerning this agreement shall be of no force or effect. [optional:
This agreement supersedes any written or oral agreements or understandings between us
prior to the date of this agreement. Each of us hereby waives any and all claims we may
have against the other arising out of our cohabitation prior to the date of our marriage.]

B. Binding Effect of Agreement

Once we sign this agreement, it shall be binding on us and our respective inheritors and
estate representatives.

C. Commitment to Carry Out This Agreement

Each of us shall take any steps that are reasonably necessary to carry out the terms and
intent of this agreement, including signing, notarizing, and delivering any necessary
documents, upon request by the other party.

D. Modification of This Agreement

This agreement may be modified only by a subsequent written agreement signed by both
of us. Any oral or written statements made by us (other than express representations in a
subsequent written agreement), including but not limited to statements referring to
separate property as “ours” or to [choose one: marital/community] property as “mine,”
“yours,” “his,” or “hers” will be only for convenience and will not be deemed to modify
this agreement in any way. The filing of joint or separate tax returns during our marriage
will not be deemed to modify this agreement in any way.

E. Voluntary Transfers and Restoration of Rights

Nothing in this agreement prevents either of us from making a voluntary transfer of an
interest in property to the other party, and any such transfer, once completed, shall be
deemed a gift, unless this agreement or a subsequent written agreement provides
otherwise.

During our marriage, or upon death, either of us is free to restore to the other party any
legal right waived in this agreement.

Absent an express written agreement modifying this agreement, any voluntary transfer or
restoration of a right will not be deemed an amendment of this agreement nor a waiver of
the terms of this agreement.

F. Interpretation and Choice of Law

This agreement has been drafted and entered into in the State of ___[state name]___. It
shall be interpreted fairly and simply, and enforced according to the laws of ___[state
name]___. A copy of the signed agreement may be submitted to the court and admitted
into evidence in place of the original in any proceeding to enforce or interpret this
agreement.

G. Severability

If any part of this agreement is determined by a court to be invalid, illegal, or
unenforceable, the validity and enforceability of the remaining parts of this agreement
shall not be affected.

H. Attorneys' Fees

In any proceeding to enforce or interpret the terms of this agreement, the prevailing party
shall be entitled to recover his or her reasonable expenses incurred in connection with the
proceeding, including reasonable attorneys' fees.


Paragraph 10: Signatures, Acknowledgments, and Attorneys'
                   Certifications

Each of us has read this agreement carefully and is signing it freely after obtaining all
advice he or she considers appropriate.

Dated: ________________

_____________________________________________
____[Name]___

Dated: ________________
_____________________________________________
____[Name]___
                  Certificate of Attorney for ___[Woman's Name]___

I certify, as attorney for ___[woman's name]___ only, that she has freely and voluntarily
signed the attached premarital agreement. I have advised her about the legal effects of the
terms of this agreement, and she has had a full opportunity to discuss it with me and with
any other advisors of her own choosing. I believe that she has been fully advised and that
she is aware of all the legal effects of this agreement.

Dated: ________________

_____________________________________________
___[Attorney's Name]___

                    Certificate of Attorney for ___[Man's Name]___

I certify, as attorney for ___[man's name]___ only, that he has freely and voluntarily
signed the attached premarital agreement. I have advised him about the legal effects of
the terms of this agreement, and he has had a full opportunity to discuss it with me and
with any other advisors of his own choosing. I believe that he has been fully advised and
that he is aware of all the legal effects of this agreement.

Dated: ________________

_____________________________________________
___[Attorney's Name]___
                   Certificate of Acknowledgment of Notary Public
State of ____________________________ )
                                      )             ss
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 whose name is subscribed to the
within instrument, and acknowledged to me that he/she executed the same and that by
his/her signature on the instrument he/she executed the instrument.

WITNESS my hand and official seal.

                                   __________________________________________

                                   Notary Public for the state of __________________

                                   My commission expires ______________

[NOTARIAL SEAL]



                   Certificate of Acknowledgment of Notary Public
State of ____________________________ )
                                      )             ss
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 whose name is subscribed to the
within instrument, and acknowledged to me that he/she executed the same and that by
his/her signature on the instrument he/she executed the instrument.

WITNESS my hand and official seal.

                                   __________________________________________

                                   Notary Public for the state of __________________

                                   My commission expires ______________
[NOTARIAL SEAL]
                Schedule 1—___[Woman's Name]___'s Disclosures

ASSETS

Description                                                 Approximate Value
_________________________________________________           $_______________

_________________________________________________           $_______________

_________________________________________________           $_______________

DEBTS

To Whom Owed                                                Approximate Balance

_________________________________________________           $_______________

_________________________________________________           $_______________

_________________________________________________           $_______________

___[Woman's name]___'s annual income (calendar year ___[insert year]___):
$______________

[Optional: ___[Woman's name]___'s annual personal expenses: $______________]



Date Prepared: _______________   Initials _______

Date Received: _______________   Initials _______
                  Schedule 2—___[Man's Name]___'s Disclosures

ASSETS

Description                                                  Approximate Value
_________________________________________________            $_______________

_________________________________________________            $_______________

_________________________________________________            $_______________

DEBTS

To Whom Owed                                                 Approximate Balance

_________________________________________________            $_______________

_________________________________________________            $_______________

_________________________________________________            $_______________

___[Man's name]___'s annual income (calendar year ___[insert year]___):
$______________

[Optional: ___[Man's name]___'s annual personal expenses: $______________]



Date Prepared: _______________   Initials _______

Date Received: _______________   Initials _______

				
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