Prenuptial Agreement Cost


Typical costs:
  • ExpertLaw.com provides a free sample prenuptial agreement form . Do-it-yourself books, kits or computer software are available for $10-$50, and there are several online services that will walk you through the document creation process click-by-click for $100-$250.
  • Having an attorney draw up a prenuptial agreement starts around $250-$850 for an extremely straightforward document designating how a minimal amount of property should be distributed; runs $1,000-$2,500 for a slightly more complex document covering more property and can be $2,500-$50,000 for a prenup involving multiple assets, estate planning and complex negotiations between attorneys representing each spouse. Psychology Today magazine estimates the average cost of a prenup at $2,500-$7,000.
  • Typically an attorney will either charge a flat fee for the whole process or an hourly rate of $100-$350, although a few attorneys charge $400-$500/hour. You will need to pay the attorney an advance fee known as a retainer; it's based either on the flat fee or an estimated number of hours of work.
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