Many people are put off by the idea of prenuptial agreements. They view them as a sign of distrust or even cynicism. Why start planning for divorce, they wonder, when my marriage hasn’t even started?
This way of thinking is understandable, but it misses the point of premarital and postnuptial agreements. If you own a car in New Jersey, you are required to have auto insurance.
Similarly, most mortgage lenders require homeowners to purchase home insurance. No one buys these insurance policies hoping for an accident or a disaster. Instead, you have the peace of mind that comes with knowing you are protected just in case.
Life is unpredictable. It’s impossible to know how someone will react to a crisis years down the road. You can’t control what happens in the future, but you can wield quite a bit of control over how you get through it.
A prenuptial agreement combines the peace of mind of an insurance policy with the promise of an amicable resolution that preserves important aspects of your relationship with your spouse – something that is especially important if you have children.
In New Jersey, couples can protect their property with a premarital agreement – most commonly called a prenuptial agreement or prenup – or a postnuptial agreement, which is a contract signed after marriage.
The law has strict requirements for marital agreements. If you and your spouse or intended spouse are considering a prenuptial and postnuptial agreement, it’s important to work with an experienced New Jersey family law lawyer.
The family attorneys at Schibell & Mennie help families and individuals throughout New Jersey safeguard their assets and plan for the future.
Call 732-774-1000 today to discuss your goals with a New Jersey premarital and postnuptial agreements lawyer.
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