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Drafting & Reviewing Prenuptial Agreements in New Jersey

While prenuptial agreements may not be romantic, they are pragmatic. A carefully drafted premarital agreement can be an important tool to help protect the rights and interests of both parties at the time of death or in the event of divorce. A premarital agreement addresses the couple’s financial future, and most often spells out how assets will be allocated or preserved, and whether one spouse will have an obligation to pay alimony to the other, or whether spouses will inherit assets from one another.

At Shimalla, Wechsler, Lepp & D’Onofrio, LLP our Somerset County prenuptial agreement lawyers can assist you in drafting or reviewing a prenuptial agreement that will secure your financial interests and rights.

Contact us online or call (908) 356-7634 to let us know how we can assist you.

Requirements for a Prenuptial Agreement

Under New Jersey law, prenuptial agreements must meet the following criteria to be valid:

  • There must be full disclosure of finances and assets by both parties (or clear, knowing and voluntary waivers of full disclosure)
  • Both parties must have a sufficient opportunity to obtain independent advice and review by an attorney
  • Both parties must enter into the agreement willingly and without coercion

Our attorneys provide representation to clients with the respect and sensitivity called for as couples are planning their marriages. We can assist you in drafting or reviewing and negotiating a prenuptial agreement to ensure that your rights and obligations are stated clearly and completely. We will work to provide you with the contractual security necessary to preserve your financial well-being should your marriage end in divorce.

Prenuptial Agreements for Second Marriages

Many couples enter into a second marriage later in life after they have accumulated investments, retirement accounts, real estate, and other significant assets. Often, those parties wish to preserve their assets not only for themselves in the event of a divorce, but also for their children from prior marriages in the event of death. A premarital agreement can be an important tool to ensure that your financial security remains intact. Whether you require a prenuptial agreement for your second marriage or your first, our Somerset County prenup lawyers are prepared to provide supportive, effective legal counsel.

Call (908) 356-7634 or complete our online contact form to schedule a consultation with a family law attorney at Shimalla, Wechsler, Lepp & D'Onofrio, LLP.

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