Frequently Asked Questions
Why a Prenup?
With a prenup, you and your partner get to write your own rules about how to live your financial lives together. If you marry without a prenup, your State's default rules will apply to your relationship...whether you're aware of them or not. Essentially, you are signing a prenup either way: the difference is whether you design it yourself, or go with the cookie-cutter version.
What is the most common reason why prenups costs can be unnecessarily high - and how do I prevent that from happening to us?
Prenups are an investment, there is no way around that. You can significantly impact the cost and increase your satisfaction with the final prenup with preparation.
The most common reason why prenup costs are often unnecessarily high is that the first draft of the prenup was written before full clarity on goals was reached. There will always be some edits. But you can significantly reduce the edits by gaining clarity on your needs and knowing your prenup options before the first draft is ever written.
Hence our Guide, which offers information and guidance -- so you can be well prepared both before and during the prenup process.
Is the Guide a substitute for using attorneys to prepare a prenup?
No. You will need attorneys to help you prepare and/or review your prenup. What we give you is lots of legal information, so that when you meet with your attorneys, you can dive right in and focus efficiently on your unique prenup. We'll also give you tips on how to best prepare before you meet with attorneys, so you make efficient use of your time with your attorney. We have seen clients spend unnecessary billable time, and we want to help prevent that. And, we want you both to have the tools to talk about money with ease.
What if I don't live in California, can I still make use of this Course? Much of family law is state specific, so for your State's default prenup, you'll want to see an attorney in your State. And - our Prenups with Heart Guide offers lots in addition to an overview of the California State Default Prenup, and the concepts and skills are broadly applicable.
Who are Philipe and Dylan?
Dylan Miles, Ph.D., Esq., is a family lawyer and mediator who has worked with hundreds of couples at the beginning and ending of relationships, and so has seen what works, and what doesn't.
Philipe Harrington, MA, MFT is a psychotherapist who works with couples to navigate financial differences with heart and ease.
Philipe and Dylan are passionate about sharing their experience through this course.
Yes, I want to save on my Prenup!
Learn how to save time, money and heartache with our Free Intro Guide.
Taking this Course with your Sweetie could be the best wedding gift you give to each other and will allow you to start from a strong and loving place.