While marriage is usually the happiest day in one’s life, the reality is that no one has the ability to predict the future and whether a marriage will last. A prenuptial agreement is a tool that can help couples protect their futures as they head into marriage and is a way to determine the rights of each party in advance. Significantly, a prenuptial agreement can save couples thousands of dollars in litigation should the marriage fail as it’s always easier to agree when you are in love versus when the marriage is over
A prenuptial agreement will allow parties to disclose their assets prior to their wedding and take steps to effectively safeguard them should divorce be necessary in the future. If the marriage ultimately ends in a separation or divorce, your premarital assets would normally be protected from equitable distribution so long as they were not mingled together. Even still, disputes can often break out over property division. Having a premarital agreement that designates who gets what ahead of time will alleviate some of the stress during this process.
The East Brunswick prenuptial agreement lawyers at Rozin | Golinder Law can help you plan for your marriage by establishing an effective agreement should the same not work out as planned. We are experienced in drafting and negotiating these agreements so that our clients are protected in case of divorce. Most importantly we pride ourselves on being very honest and explaining things upfront with all of our clients.
For more information on setting up your prenuptial agreement, call (732) 810-0034!
The Importance of Prenuptial Agreements
Not only do 50 percent of marriages end in divorce, around 60 percent of people in their second marriages will go through divorce again. By entering into a prenuptial agreement with your future spouse, you can shield your assets and allow for a greater level of comfort if anything should happen.
What are the Requirements for a New Jersey Prenuptial Agreement?
In Order for your New Jersey Prenuptial Agreement to be valid the following requirements must be met:
- The agreement must be in writing;
- It must be signed prior to the marriage;
- Both parties must fully disclose all of their assets and liabilities and a statement of assets and liabilities must be attached for each party;
- The agreement must be fair to both parties and cannot be completely one sided;
- Both parties should be represented by an attorney; and
- Both parties should sign in front of a notary.
Assets You Can Protect
A prenuptial agreement can help you protect the following:
- Real estate
- Business assets
- Foreign assets
- May limit your exposure to alimony; and will determine how assets will be divided.
It should be noted that child custody and visitation cannot be contracted in prenuptial agreements as custody always has the potential to be modified based on the best interests of the child.
Call Rozin | Golinder Law to Set Up Your Prenuptial Agreement
Our East Brunswick prenuptial agreement attorneys can help you plan for your future with a detailed and thorough prenuptial agreement. These agreements can be especially beneficial if you own a business, were previously married, had children with another partner, or if you have more assets / fewer debts than your fiancé. We take the time to carefully draw up a prenuptial agreement that is beneficial and personalized to you and your future spouse's unique situation. An attorney should always be involved in the drafting and review of such an important contract. We serve Middlesex, Monmouth, Union, and Somerset counties.