Though the actual reasons for entering into a prenuptial agreement will vary from couple to couple, the premise is basically the same. A prenuptial contract is typically entered into before marriage, and it sets forth the financial obligations and property rights for each person. In the event of divorce or the death of a spouse, the prenuptial contract declares what will happen with the assets held before marriage as well as the assets gained during marriage. A couple deciding to live together may also want to consider a written contract.
The prenuptial lawyers at Celli & Schlossberg, LLC have an extensive understanding of New Jersey family laws and can assist you in preparing your prenuptial agreement. When considering a prenuptial agreement, your lawyer should be given enough time to prepare the necessary documents. The prenuptial agreement lawyers at Celli & Schlossberg recommend you provide a minimum of 45 days to negotiate, prepare and sign a premarital or prenuptial agreement. Your lawyers will be able to help you move through the process outlined by NJ’s Uniform Prenuptial Agreement Act.
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A Prenuptial Lawyer Can Help You Protect Your Assets
If you want a clear and binding prenuptial agreement, attorneys experienced in family law matters should be consulted. Before you ask your respective attorneys to begin drafting your prenuptial contract, you should sit down with your future spouse to settle on the essential items.
Some of the basic items to discuss before visiting your prenuptial attorney can include:
- Identifying separate property
- Determining how real estate and other assets are handled during marriage
- Whether alimony will be paid or waived in the event of divorce
- Ownership of a business (if applicable)
- Handling of retirement benefits
- Distribution of your estate upon death
Once you have come to a basic understanding with your future spouse, write down an outline of your prenuptial agreement. Your lawyers will be better able to prepare a formal agreement that reflects your desires and is more balanced.
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