HelloPrenup was conceived, written, and is constantly optimized by attorneys across the U.S. The platform is designed to be as thorough and thoughtful as getting an agreement through an attorney. However, the value of having an attorney to consult during your process is priceless as it can give the added benefit of peace of mind to ensure you’ve covered all aspects of your prenup for your sanity.
That’s why we’ve partnered with attorneys in your state* to offer legal guidance and support at any time during your process—including while going through your questionnaire or getting affirmations after you’ve created your agreement—all directly within the platform. By being a HelloPrenup couple, you have access to vetted attorneys offering exclusive, discounted, flat rate 40-minute Q&A sessions for only $99 flat (no hidden fees) with a lawyer of your choice.
How does it work?
The Q&A feature through HelloPrenup is designed to address your legal queries by engaging with a licensed attorney in your state at any point in the process. When scheduling your session through the HelloPrenup platform, an upfront payment of $99 is required. You must choose an attorney and a suitable time from their availability on Calendly to set up your Q&A session. From there, the attorney will call you at the designated time to answer any questions.
What can I ask?
One way to utilize the Q&A session is to go through HelloPrenup’s questionnaire and mark “Ask an attorney” on all of the questions you’d love attorney support with. For example, let’s say you aren’t quite sure how to answer the question, “How would you like your income earned during marriage to be classified?” You can choose the “Ask an attorney” button on this question instead of choosing an answer to bookmark for your Q&A session post questionnaire process. Repeat this process for all questions you are unsure of. Then, all the questions marked with “Ask an attorney” will be forwarded to your selected attorney. From there, you’ll schedule a call with your preferred attorney to seek clarification on those specific questions. Easy peasy!
Another way to utilize the Q&A feature is to simply set up a call with your selected attorney at any point in the process and ask your questions. You can ask them questions about prenup matters that are outside of the questionnaire. For example, you may want to know how the prenup process works with your partner who lives abroad. Or maybe you have specific questions regarding a unique rule in your state, such as California’s 7-day rule.
To do so, click “Ask an Attorney” on your left hand navigation menu at any time to book a session.
Questions to ask an Attorney vs. HelloPrenup’s Customer Support
Still unsure of what type of questions to ask an attorney versus what you can ask us for free through our Customer Support? There’s one major distinction: HelloPrenup’s customer service cannot provide you with legal advice. What is legal advice? Legal advice is professional guidance provided by an expert that involves tailored insights and recommendations to help you navigate legal complexities, make informed decisions, and ensure compliance with applicable laws. HelloPrenup’s Customer Support is there to provide you with general legal information and provide you with technical assistance on the platform.
Let’s play “Is this legal advice?” A pop quiz, if you will. Below, we list out some frequently asked questions, and we’ll tell you if it’s a question for a Q&A with a lawyer or HelloPrenup’s Customer Support.
Q: “How should I list _____ on my financial disclosure form?”
A: HelloPrenup’s Customer Support cannot advise you on how to fill out your financial disclosure. We can only emphasize the importance of complete accuracy without omitting any details. Consulting a lawyer would be highly advisable for further clarification of financial disclosure questions through a Q&A session.
Q: “I have a complicated situation [insert any complicated situation here], would a prenup be upheld in my unique situation?”
A: This is legal advice. We cannot provide you with unique legal guidance as applicable to your situation. This would be a great question for a lawyer through the Q&A.
Q: “What does California law say about the 7-day rule?”
A: HelloPrenup’s Customer Support can offer you the general guidelines of the state law and provide you with the relative statute. However, we cannot provide you with whether or not you are in compliance with this rule. That would be a question for a lawyer. (For example, “Am I in compliance with the 7-day rule if _____,” would be considered legal advice).
Q: “Should I waive alimony in my prenup?”
A: This is a perfect question for a lawyer. HelloPrenup’s customer support cannot advise you one way or the other, as this would be considered legal advice.
Q: “Do I need to hire a lawyer?”
A: HelloPrenup’s Customer Support can provide you with the law in your state, but cannot advise you as to whether or not YOU specifically need a lawyer for your unique situation.
Getting a Q&A with HelloPrenup is affordable ($99), quick (you can book a session same-day, depending on attorney availability), and seamless– it is executed directly through the HelloPrenup platform. Whether or not a Q&A is right for you depends on what questions you have. Remember, HelloPrenup’s Customer Support cannot provide you with legal advice, but a lawyer can! Get all of your questions answered and feel confident in your prenup agreement with a Q&A session today.
Nicole Sheehey is the Head of Legal Content at HelloPrenup, and an Illinois licensed attorney. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience when it comes to prenuptial agreements. Nicole has Juris Doctor from John Marshall Law School. She has a deep understanding of the legal and financial implications of prenuptial agreements, and enjoys writing and collaborating with other attorneys on the nuances of the law. Nicole is passionate about helping couples locate the information they need when it comes to prenuptial agreements. You can reach Nicole here: [email protected]