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What Should I Know About Drafting a Prenuptial Agreement in NJ?

In the event of a divorce, a prenuptial agreement determines how a couple’s assets will be split. However, a prenuptial agreement does not indicate a lack of faith in the marriage. Instead, it allows both spouses to enter their union feeling secure. To learn more about how a prenuptial agreement can benefit you, continue reading. For assistance in drafting your prenuptial agreement, do not hesitate to contact our Ocean County prenuptial agreements attorney. We are here to help.

Here are some questions you may have:

What are the benefits of drafting a prenuptial agreement?

There are various reasons for couples to create a prenuptial agreement that will benefit them including the following:

  • Future spouses want to document how property will be divided in the event of a divorce, separation, or death
  • Future spouses want to join or separate property during or after their marriage.
  • A couple desires to document how life insurance policies should be owned and managed
  • A couple desires to document the rights of both spouses to abandon, sell, buy, or transfer specific assets and marital properties

What makes a prenuptial agreement valid in New Jersey?

Like many legal documents, a prenuptial agreement must meet certain requirements to be considered valid and enforceable in New Jersey:

  • It must be voluntary
  • It must be in writing
  • It must include a full and fair financial disclosure
  • It must be executed before the marriage
  • Each party retain independent counsel

What should I do if I did not make a prenuptial agreement?

Prenuptial agreements are created before the marriage takes place. If this does not happen, spouses will have an alternative option to create a postnuptial agreement after they are married. This is the same agreement, but it is created during the marriage rather than before.

If you are looking into filing either a prenuptial agreement or a postnuptial agreement to protect your assets in the event of a divorce, do not hesitate to contact our experienced firm today. We will walk you through each step to ensure your agreement meets your best interests.

To learn more about our firm and our services, give us a call. Our legal team is prepared to assist you with your divorce or family law matters, no matter the circumstances.

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Matters of divorce and family law require the attention and skill of an experienced attorney who will fight for your future. Not only is your financial well-being at stake, but in a divorce, both you and your children’s emotional well-being are at risk as well. If you need a divorce and family law attorney in Ocean County, New Jersey, please do not hesitate to contact the Law Office of Sarina Gianna, LLC today to schedule a consultation.