Technically, no you don't need a lawyer to make a prenuptial agreement. You can draw up a prenuptial marriage contract that is enforceable in court - if you know what you're doing.
Basically, the more you have at stake financially, the more you should consider hiring a lawyer to draft a prenuptial agreement for you. Divorce court is the wrong place to find out that you didn't cross all your t's or dot your i's when you wrote your own prenup.
Family and Matrimonial Lawyers
There are over 900,000 lawyers practicing in the United States (over 100,000 in California alone!). Most of them specialize in a certain field, and not all of them charge an arm-and-a-leg.
To find out more about drafting your own prenuptial agreement, please see below
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