WHAT IS A MEDIATED PRENUP?
A Mediated Prenuptial Agreement is a written premarital agreement that contains mutually agreeable, customized terms that a couple signs after working openly and collaboratively with a neutral private Prenup Mediator.
Rather than having each partner hire their own attorney to negotiate the terms, the Mediated Prenup process allows both parties to voice their needs, motivations and concerns regarding the prenup, and avoid adversarial positions and hurt feelings. Partners work together with one neutral Prenup Mediator to create their Mediated Prenup from start to finish, and all conversations about the terms prior to and following the drafting of the Mediated Prenup are typically open 3-way conversations between the couple and their Prenup Mediator.
Mediated Prenups really should be called “Harmony Agreements” because they are intended promote marital stability and certainty by allowing a couple to agree to important terms that they decide together, rather than the traditional approach of having the partner who wants the prenup the most hire a lawyer to prepare it without the input of the other party.
When we help couples enter into a Mediated Prenup (FL, NJ, NY, NV and VA), we work with both partners as a neutral facilitator to create an agreement in a collaborative manner that contains the terms and content that works for both parties, rather than serving as independent legal counsel for one partner or the other. Many couples are surprised at how many options are really available to them for the terms to be included in their prenuptial agreement, and we explore those options during the mediation process. A Mediated Prenup is really the opposite of an online prenup software platform or prenup template, since online forms only present a very limited subset of options or terms for a couple to consider together.
As Prenup Mediators, both partners are our clients and we do not provide legal counsel to either party. Be assured that the Mediated Prenups we draft for our clients are fully compliant with all applicable state and federal laws, because they are prepared by experienced lawyers who draft hundreds of marital agreements every year. As Prenup Mediators we don’t favor or push for a better deal for one partner over the other – rather we work with both partners openly and with complete transparency to explore various options to address their needs and concerns. After all, the whole point of a prenuptial agreement is to make both parties feel more comfortable to enter into the larger contract of marriage by providing certainty as to their marital rights.
Prenup Pros® currently offers flat-fee Mediated Prenuptial Agreements to clients located in VA, FL, NV, NY and NJ. For more information on the firm or to schedule a free consultation with a Prenup Mediator, click the button below.
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