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Prenuptial Agreement, Washington State -- Questions [edited title]

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Hi, regarding prenup agreement in WA state,

1- At what step exactly during the marriage process should we have preunptial ? Before having the marriage license or before the marriage ceremony ?

2-what we should do to enforce it in front of the judge ?

3-Can we draft one and do it ourselves or a lawyer is a must ? We are money savers btw.

Thank you,

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06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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I have never used a pre nup so take this with a grain or two of salt :P

From what I've read is if you want it to hold up in court then yes lawyers are a must. Both of you need your own lawyer and the agreement if English is not her first language must be translated, either by her lawyer or someone her lawyer finds.

I read a few instances where the husband used only his lawyer and the courts felt that the women was not properly informed what she was signing and what was in it, so it was tossed out.

My opinion is if you have the money and assets to protect then you cannot afford to not have a lawyer do the paper work.


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