Crafting A Prenuptial Agreement To Protect Your Future
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. The experienced Roseland, New Jersey, family law and divorce attorneys at Nitti & Nitti, P.C. represent men and women alike in these matters and help people throughout Essex County, Morris County, Union County and the rest of New Jersey.
Our Essex County family law lawyers can draft a wide range of marital agreements, including prenuptial agreements and postnuptial agreements. Contact us today at 973-226-4141 to schedule a free initial consultation.
Types Of Marital Agreements In New Jersey
The most common marital contract, as well as the most well-known type of marital contract, is the prenuptial agreement — or “prenup,” for short.
There are other types of marital agreements that people enter into for various reasons. These include the following:
- Reconciliation or postnuptial agreements
- Property settlement agreements
- Prenuptial agreements
- Cohabitation agreements
Whatever your particular needs are, the marital agreement attorneys at Nitti & Nitti, P.C. in Roseland 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.
It is especially important to do this before marriage because New Jersey is an equitable distribution state. This means that unless otherwise agreed to in a prenuptial contract or in a postnuptial contract, all of the property that you owned as an individual can easily become joint property (through co-mingling) after you are married.
Seeking A Divorce Already? Let’s Talk About Your Options.
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 you a great deal of time, expense and hard feelings later on.
Have questions? Need to discuss your legal situation? Call Nitti & Nitti, P.C. at 973-226-4141. You can also fill out the online contact form to schedule a free consultation at our office in Roseland, New Jersey.