Protect Your Interests Through A Prenuptial Or Postnuptial Agreement
Prior to entering into any type of contract, it is wise to take steps to protect your interests. While rarely viewed under these terms, at its core, a marriage is a legal contract between two people. Today, as a growing number of New Jersey residents delay marriage or remarry for a second or third time, many enter into a marriage with considerable assets.
For individuals who plan to marry, a prenuptial agreement is an effective way to protect financial interests in case a marriage ends in divorce. At Deitch & Perone, P.C., our family law and divorce attorneys will work on your behalf to establish a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement that addresses your concerns and meets your needs.
Issues To Address In A Premarital Agreement
Many people have misconceptions about what can and cannot be included in a prenuptial agreement. Our attorneys are experienced and skillful in drafting prenuptial agreements that are effective and enforceable. Issues that may be addressed in a New Jersey premarital agreement include:
- Both spouses’ rights and obligations to joint and separate property
- How property will be divided upon separation, divorce or death
- The modification or elimination of spousal support
- The making of a will, trust or other arrangements to carry out the provisions of the agreement
- Terms related to life insurance policies
- Any other matter, including personal rights and obligations, as long as it’s not in violation of public policy
Cohabitation agreements are contracts between two people who have decided not to get married. These can address the same issues as prenuptial agreements.