Drafting a Prenuptial Agreement in New Jersey | What to Know

Drafting a Prenuptial Agreement in New Jersey | What to Know

It is common for spouses to draft a prenuptial agreement to protect their assets from a future potential divorce. These agreements are useful tools that can save both parties in the long run if they were to divorce. To learn more about drafting a prenuptial agreement and how our New Jersey prenuptial agreements attorney can assist you, continue reading and contact our experienced firm. We are looking forward to hearing from you.

What assets can I protect in a prenuptial agreement?

Spouses can draft a prenuptial agreement to protect most of their assets that are acquired before their marriage. This may include inheritances, businesses, cars, and more. Spouses can also draft a prenuptial agreement to outline other terms of potential divorce including those involving alimony, property distribution, and more.

What makes a prenuptial agreement valid in New Jersey?

Like many legal documents, in order for a prenuptial agreement to be considered valid and enforceable in New Jersey, it must meet various standards. Prenuptial agreements must be fair and just to both parties. The document must be in writing, both parties must have had sufficient time to consider the terms of the agreement, and both parties must have separate legal counsel or waive the right to legal counsel. Also, both parties must fully disclose all financial information. Finally, there must be no evidence of coercion, manipulation, or deceit into signing such a document.

Can I draft a prenuptial agreement if I am already married?

You are not able to draft a prenuptial agreement if you are already married. However, you can still draft a postnuptial agreement that serves the same purpose as a prenuptial agreement. The difference is that these agreements are drafted exclusively after married.

If you are seeking to draft a prenuptial agreement or a postnuptial agreement, do not hesitate to contact our experienced New Jersey prenuptial agreements attorney. Our legal team is prepared to walk you through the process of drafting a marital agreement that keeps your best interests in mind. We are here to advocate for you and guide you. Give our firm a call today to learn more about our services and how we can assist you.

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At Townsend, Tomaio & Newmark, our attorneys have extensive experience helping clients to understand and protect their legal rights before, during, and after the divorce process in towns across New Jersey and Bergen County, including Hackensack, Ridgewood, Paramus, Teaneck, and Fort Lee. To speak with our team of divorce lawyers today in a free and confidential consultation regarding your concerns about your divorce, please contact us online, or through our Hackensack, NJ office at (201) 397-1750.

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