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Pre-Nuptial or Post Nuptial Financial Agreements
If you have a lot of assets, and you are worried about the financial consequences of getting divorced, you may want to consider a pre-nuptial agreement.
Iím not suggesting you get a pre-nuptial agreement, nor am I suggesting how such an agreement should be structured. That is between you, your attorney, and your financial advisors.
However, if you are going to pursue a pre-nuptial agreement, consider the following:
For such an agreement to be valid, you must have all the documents in both English and Russian. They must be certified translations of the documents in both languages.
You should have an attorney present to represent your future wife as well as one for yourself. The attorney representing your future wife should be fluent in both English and Russian so he can explain everything to her.
If you are serious about a pre-nuptial agreement or a post-nuptial agreement, donít get cheap with this process. If you donít have a competent attorney representing your future wife, and if she didnít understand what she is signing, the agreement may be disqualified.
So donít buy a ďdo it yourself pre-nuptial agreement kitĒ or try to cut corners in the process, or you may end up with a whole lot of nothing.
Considering the affect a pre-nuptial agreement is going to have on your wifeís attitude anyway, a botched job could put you in even worse shape than not having one in the first place.
If you are rich enough to need a pre-nuptial agreement, you can afford to do it right. It always amazes me when I hear of guys going cheap on things that are vital. Would you buy a life support system or shark cage on the discount isle?
About the Author: John has been successfully married to a Belarussian wife for over five years. He has traveled extensively through Russia and other CIS countries. He will tell you why you should consider Russian women, how to meet them, how to bring your special woman home, and how to survive married life.