Getting divorced very often takes an emotional toll on all parties involved. However, if you and your spouse take the time to draft a prenuptial agreement, you may save yourself from any additional financial turmoil. Once you sign the prenuptial agreement, you and your spouse never have to speak about it again, and you can go on living your lives without worry. If you are considering getting a prenuptial agreement, here are some of the questions you may have:

How can a prenuptial agreement benefit me?

If you and your spouse ever get divorced, without a prenuptial agreement in place, you will most likely have to go through the litigation process. This is usually a grueling, drawn-out process, and it tends to get far more complicated than an uncomfortable conversation about a prenuptial agreement. Additionally, in these instances, both spouses are rarely satisfied with the end results. By drafting a prenuptial agreement, both you and your spouse secure your hard-earned assets from the very beginning. Additionally, a prenuptial agreement may also secure your family’s inheritance.

What makes a prenuptial agreement valid?

When drafting a prenuptial agreement, you must ensure you are doing so correctly. It may help to hire an experienced attorney to help you along the way. Here are the main qualifications for a prenuptial agreement in New Jersey:

  • Prenuptial agreements must be fair and just for both parties.
  • Prenuptial agreements must be in writing.
  • Prenuptial agreements must include a full disclosure at the time of execution.
  • Prenuptial agreements must be notarized, or legalized by a notary.
  • Prenuptial agreements must be executed before marriage.

Can I draft a prenuptial agreement if I am already married?

If you are already married, you cannot draft a prenuptial agreement. However, you and your spouse can still draft a postnuptial agreement, which functions in the same way as a prenuptial agreement. While you may not feel comfortable approaching your spouse about one, it may end up saving you huge financial troubles in the future. 

Contact our New Jersey firm

We understand that emotional experiences such as marriage or divorce are personal, and they are far more significant than a simple legal matter. This is why you need to ensure you hire a trustworthy and compassionate attorney who will help guide you through the prenuptial process, or, if necessary, the divorce process. The divorce process can be overwhelming, so do not go it alone.

Paris P. Eliades Law Firm, LLC is honored to serve the people of New Jersey, including Sparta, Sussex County, Morris County, Passaic County, and Bergen County with the quality legal services they deserve. Contact our firm for a consultation today.