There are a number of different reasons that a newly engaged couple may want to consider creating a prenuptial agreement. Many people want to protect themselves before entering into a marriage, as many people fear that in the unfortunate event of a divorce, they may lose what they have worked so hard for. That being said, a prenuptial agreement does not mean that the couple is destined for divorce. When a couple decides that they do want to create a prenuptial agreement in New Jersey, it is important that they make sure the agreement is valid. In order for the agreement to be considered valid in the eyes of the state, it must be in writing, include a full financial disclosure for each spouse, be notarized, be fair and just to both parties, and be voluntarily signed by both parties. In addition, the prenuptial agreement must be executed before the couple decides to get married.
The prenuptial agreement can only contain language surrounding the couple’s finances and the marriage itself, such as matters of fidelity, inheritance, property, real estate, and spousal support. If you are considering a prenuptial agreement in New Jersey, contact our firm today.
Our firm understands that so much of your future is on the line in matters of divorce, family law, bankruptcy, and estate planning. Before taking any sort of legal action, it is important to discuss your legal matter with an experienced attorney. Contact The Radol Law Firm to discuss any divorce and family law matters you may be faced with.