Nitti & Nitti — Counselors at Law
With nearly half of all marriages ending in divorce, seeking a premarital agreement is never a bad idea—especially if you are bringing significant assets into your union.
At Nitti & Nitti, we represent men and women alike in these matters and help people from communities throughout Essex County, Morris County, Union County, Passaic County and Northern New Jersey to draft a wide range of marital agreements. The most common marital contract and the most well known is the prenuptial agreement—or prenup for short. However, there are other types of marital agreements people enter into for various reasons. These include:
- Reconciliation agreements
- Property settlement agreements
- Pre-nuptials agreements
- Cohabitation agreements
Whatever your particular needs are, our attorneys are skilled at drafting documents that will withstand future legal challenges if your circumstances change. Assets we can protect include real estate, investment property, pensions, 401k accounts, business interests, and more. This is especially important to do before marriage because New Jersey is an equitable distribution state.
This means that unless otherwise agreed to in a pre- or postnuptial contract—all of the property you owned as an individual can easily become joint property (through co-mingling) after you are married.
If You Are Seeking a Divorce
If you have already made the decision to seek a divorce and would like to resolve the issues in your marriage with as little cost as possible, consider negotiating a property settlement agreement first. The purpose of a property settlement agreement is to divide the assets and debts accumulated in a marriage so that the court does not have to divide them for you. This can save a great deal of time, expense, and hard feelings later on.