Ensuring a Prenuptial Agreement is Valid in New Jersey
When a couple gets engaged, it may be hard to step away from the excitement for a few minutes and consider a few serious topics. One of those should include whether or not the couple will decide to execute a prenuptial agreement. Prenuptial agreements are a good way to protect one’s assets before they enter into marriage. This can be incredibly helpful in the event that the couple gets divorced at some point down the road. Of course, obtaining a prenuptial agreement does not mean at all that the couple is destined for divorce. However, these agreements can allow a couple to set aside the financial aspects of a relationship and focus on the important things. In order to make sure that the prenuptial agreement is valid, the couple must ensure the following:
- it must be written
- it must include a full financial disclosure about each party
- it must be fair and just to both parties
- it must be voluntarily signed by both parties
- it must be notarized
- it must be executed before the couple gets married
- it must only include decisions regarding finances and there must not be any language about custody or support for any children the couple has or may have in the future
If you need assistance drafting and executing a prenuptial agreement, contact our firm today.
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