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What Are the Benefits of a Prenuptial Agreement in New Jersey?

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If you would like to learn more about the benefits of creating a prenuptial agreement, reach out to our firm today and speak with one of our dedicated and experienced Somerset County prenuptial agreements attorneys. Our firm will help you navigate through each step of the process.

Why should I create a prenuptial agreement?

Contrary to popular belief, a prenuptial agreement is beneficial to both parties, and in no way signifies a divorce. With this agreement, you and your partner can feel as though your assets are safe and secure before you get married. Additionally, discussing financial matters before the marriage may be more comfortable for couples. By creating a prenuptial, both you and your future spouse can enter your union with a better understanding of each other and a sense of security.

What can be included in an agreement?

There are a number of different issues that can be included in a prenuptial agreement. For instance,  you can make decisions about what will happen to your and your partner’s inheritances, life insurance policies, rights to buy, sell, or otherwise manage assets, and the rights of both spouses to join or separate property during or after their marriage. However, you will want to note the issues that cannot be mentioned in this agreement,  such as child custody.

What makes a prenuptial agreement valid?

A prenuptial agreement is recognized as an extremely important document. Because of this, there are several requirements that must be met in order to confirm that the agreement is valid. To create a valid prenup in New Jersey:

  • The document must be in writing
  • Both parties must provide full disclosure at the time of execution
  • The document must be notarized
  • The document must be fair and just for both parties
  • The agreement must be executed before the marriage

Can I get a prenuptial agreement after marriage?

Fortunately, if you are already married and would like to create an agreement with the same purpose as a prenuptial agreement, you will be able to make a postnuptial agreement. Essentially, this is the same document, that is crafted during the marriage, rather than before. The documents address the same issues and concerns.

To learn more about how to create a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement, it is in your best interest to reach out to our skilled Somerset County prenuptial agreements attorney today. Our legal team is equipped with the knowledge and experience required to ensure that you and your future are protected. Reach out to our firm today.

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