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How to notarize a prenup in the U.S.?

Updated: Mar 24, 2022

STEP 1. A Prenuptial Agreement should be made by you and your spouse-to-be.

What is Prenuptial Agreement?

A prenuptial agreement ("prenup" for short) is a written contract created by two people before they are married.This agreement can set forth what will happen to your and your spouse's assets, income and debts in the unfortunate event of divorce, separation or death. Most importantly, a prenuptial agreement can preserve the nature of property in the event the marriage ends.

Making a prenuptial agreement is a common thing for the two parties who are about to get married. It isn't exactly a romantic notion and may cause serious problems in the relationship. Both parties should be patient, honest, and actively communicate and coordinate with each other.

A prenuptial agreement is necessary for one or both of you if one or more of the following is true:

  • You own a real estate.

  • You own or co-own a business or businesses.

  • You may receive a large inheritance.

  • You have valuable property, such as retirement benefits, stocks, or savings.

  • You own or prepare to buy the property of a certain value.

  • You own more than $30,000 worth of assets other than real estate.

  • You have debts more than $10,000.

  • You currently earn more than $100,000 a year,and you expect to see a large increase in income.

  • One of you is much wealthier than the other.

  • You have children or grandchildren born with a former spouse.

  • You have parents or other loved ones who need a secure financial future.

The prenup might be invalid if,

  • The agreement was coerced, signed under duress or signed without mental capacity. Or the agreement is fraudulent.

  • The agreement contains ridiculous provisions . . . or is simply too lopsided.

  • The agreement's lack of full disclosure of assets and debts. One or both of the parties hide assets and/or liabilities.

  • The marriage itself is found to be invalid or void.

To avoid the prenup invalid, we highly recommend that each spouse hire an experienced attorney to draft or review the agreement.

STEP 2. Having your documents together with you to see a notary public.

We, American Notary Service Center (, provide notarization services for prenups and mobile notaries can come to you.

STEP 3. Show your identification in front of the notary public.

Identification could be your Driver's License, Passport, Green Card or other government-issued photo identification documents.

STEP 4. Answer the questions the notary public asked you.

The notary public must ensure you are of sound mind and are not under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Also, both parties must voluntarily enter into and sign the prenup free from duress or coercion.

STEP 5. Both parties sign their names and initials in front of the notary public.

STEP 6. The notary public signs his/her name and stamp on the prenup.


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