Why should I get a prenuptial agreement in New Jersey?

Why should I get a prenuptial agreement in New Jersey?

One question that is very often asked before a couple gets married is whether there should be a prenuptial agreement signed before the marriage takes place. Prenuptial agreements have a certain stigma against them but it is important to protect your assets in the event that the marriage, unfortunately, doesn’t work out. The reality is that half of all marriages in the United States end in divorce so it is always better to be protected in the event that it doesn’t work out. Prenuptial agreements simply state what will happen to a person’s assets in case

Prenuptial agreements simply state what will happen to a person’s assets in the event of a dissolution of the marriage. This agreement is a binding document that must be written with an attorney and signed in the witness of a notary public. The person who created the prenuptial agreement will have to also have their future spouse agree to and sign the agreement. It is important to know that the prenuptial agreement can only determine the future of assets, not the future of child custody or child support agreements. What can be included in the prenuptial agreement are assets that include inheritance, real estate properties, spousal support payments,  and any stocks or other investments.

Some wonder if they can create a similar agreement after they have already been married. These are simply called post-nuptial agreements and act very similarly. The most difficult part will just be getting your spouse to sign the document.

If you have questions about creating a prenuptial agreement in New Jersey, it is important that you retain the services of an experienced attorney who can guide you through the process of protecting your assets.

The Law Office of Toby Grabelle, LLC is a family and divorce law firm serving Monmouth County and all of New Jersey that would be happy to assist you in legal counsel. If you need quality legal services, contact the firm for a consultation.