If you listen to the radio long enough you’re going to hear one of these ads about one of these internet websites where for $29.95 you can have a form that you download off their website, and you fill in a couple of blanks and sign it, and call it a prenup.
I’ve been involved in litigation where those types of documents are challenged and they’ve been set aside by the court. Someone might think that they have the benefit of a prenup and it turns out later that the document they have is nowhere close to what was necessary to actually be found enforceable by the court.
Is it theoretically possible to do it yourself or to do it without a lawyer, or to go to the internet? Sure, I guess anything is possible but it certainly isn’t something that’s recommended.
Chuck Roberts is family lawyer at Momkus McCluskey Roberts, LLC, one of the largest law firms in DuPage County, Illinois.