Does My Premarital Agreement Need to be Filed with the Court to be Valid?

A Premarital Agreement (also called a prenuptial agreement or the common version “prenup”) is in essence a contract between two parties, the two spouses involved in the Agreement.Typically, contracts and other similar documents are not “recorded” with the Court or any government agency to be valid. The proper signatures placed on the document and any notary services preferred or required by a state make the documents valid.

The only time a Premarital Agreement makes its way to the court is if there is a dispute regarding the content or application/execution of that contract.

For complete details on the creation and management of this type of document, see Standard Legal’s Premarital Agreement legal forms software.