A Prenuptial Agreement is…
First and foremost, a New Jersey Prenuptial Agreement is a legal document. The decision to prepare such a document should be immediately followed by an appointment with a family law attorney. Examining financial interests and evaluating assets are not issues that only need be considered after the decision to divorce. This type of agreement accomplishes much more than simply pre-empting property division and equitable distribution or determining if alimony will be paid or not. It is not merely a precursor to divorce.
A NJ Prenuptial Agreement is strongly encouraged if…
Fabrikant Law, LLC will be happy to meet with anyone considering a prenuptial agreement. However, we strongly encourage a prenup if:
- One or both of you own a business;
- One or both of you stand to inherit a large amount of money;
- One or both of you were previously married; or
- One or both of you have children from a previous relationship.
Of course, the list above is not exhaustive and there are many reasons to consider a prenuptial agreement. Essentially, these agreements benefit anyone entering into a marriage with a substantially greater amount of assets or earnings than their partner. That goes the other way, as well. If one partner has a great deal of debt, the other has reason to look into a prenup.
A NJ Prenuptial Agreement protects the following…
At the start of a marriage, you both may be uncertain as to what your assets are. You may need clarification as to just what a prenup will protect. A prenup provides protection for:
- Homes, Real Estate & Other Properties
- Business Assets
- Investment Accounts
Under the following conditions…
There are minimum conditions that must be met before a legally valid prenup can be issued:
- Both parties must be provided with adequate time to review and understand the terms of the agreement;
- Both parties must enter into the NJ Prenuptial Agreement voluntarily;
- Both parties must fully disclose all assets and earnings; and
- Both parties must obtain independent legal counsel.
Fabrikant Law, LLC can tailor any prenup to meet your respective needs or situation. The goal is for you to know all of your options and feel comfortable with signing the agreement.
Contact us today…
Fabrikant Law understands that a newly engaged couple does not want to consider divorce. However, we also feel that a marriage can only be stronger with a greater understanding of all that comes with it. Despite our expertise with divorce law, marriage is the number one topic of discussion in these offices. A thoroughly prepared couple can account for the potential peril of future litigation by crafting a prenuptial agreement well in advance. With the right combination of luck and hard work, hopefully it will never see the light of day. With our help, the contents of a prenuptial agreement should only leave you both able to breathe just a little bit easier. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.
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