Prenuptial Agreements Aid in Divorce
When a couple gets married, the last thing that is on their mind is getting divorced because it seems so ridiculous at the time of the marriage that something would go wrong. However, the unfortunate reality is that half of all marriages today end in divorce. One way to protect yourself from losing your assets in a divorce is by drafting and signing a prenuptial agreement before the marriage.
There are a few rules to creating a prenuptial agreement in order to make sure it is valid. First, you must make sure the prenuptial agreement is written and signed by both parties voluntarily. Within a prenuptial agreement, there must be a full financial disclosure. It is important that the prenuptial agreement is fair to both spouses. You will have to have the document notarized in order to have it considered valid.
One common question that people may have about prenuptial agreements is regarding whether they are permitted to have agreements about child support or child custody. No language about these two factors is permitted in a prenuptial agreement.
However, you are permitted to include decisions about spousal support, real estate, inheritance, and other divisions of assets and liabilities. If you have questions about creating a prenuptial agreement in New Jersey, contact an experienced divorce and family law attorney today who can provide you with assistance.
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.