Security Before The Marriage
Some would consider prenuptial agreements to be the height of anti-romance, signaling a sure expectation that the marriage will fail. The truth is, some marriages fail whether you have a prenup or not. In addition, depending on the timing and circumstances under which a prenup is created, the agreement can provide peace of mind that can strengthen a marriage, providing clear expectations and guidelines for what will happen should the marriage end in divorce.
Who Should Get A Prenup?
Prenuptial agreements are typically thought of as a tool for couples or individuals with significant assets. However, they can also be used to protect an individual’s interest in a family business or to protect a spouse from the other’s debt obligations. If you think you might benefit from a prenuptial agreement, one of our attorneys can evaluate your circumstances and provide you with the information you need to make a sound decision.
When Is A Prenup Not Necessary?
There are some aspects of a shared life that can’t be determined in a prenuptial agreement, including household chores or vacation preferences. Prenuptial agreements are created to manage financial considerations in the event of divorce. Furthermore, child custody and child support payments cannot be predetermined in a prenuptial agreement, as these are decisions that will ultimately be made by the state.
Would A Prenuptial Agreement Work For You? Call To Find Out.
You don’t necessarily have to be wealthy to benefit from a prenuptial agreement. To find out if such an agreement would provide you with valuable legal protection if you get divorced, make an appointment to speak with one of the lawyers at our Northern New Jersey office, Piro Zinna Cifelli Paris & Genitempo LLC. Call 973-542-2766 today or email our firm for additional information.