Prenuptial agreements aren’t particularly romantic, though they are incredibly useful. With such a significant percentage of marriages ending in divorce, you and your future spouse may be doing yourselves a huge favor by sitting down with a knowledgeable Morristown prenuptial agreement lawyer from Graves Andrews, LLC before saying “I do.” Contact our firm today to learn more about prenuptial agreements in New Jersey and how we can help you create one.

Do I Need a Morristown Prenuptial Agreement Lawyer?

Though you do not technically need an attorney to help you draft a prenuptial agreement, doing so will help ensure that your prenuptial agreement is fair and just, is valid and enforceable, and ultimately works in both of your best interests. Our Morristown family law attorney is here to help.

What Can I Protect in a Prenuptial Agreement?

Prenuptial agreements are incredibly useful tools that future spouses can use to protect a wide array of assets from the pitfalls of a potential divorce. You can cover the following in your prenuptial agreement:

  • Both spouses’ right to joint and separate property
  • Handling and ownership of life insurance policies
  • How property will be distributed in the event of a divorce
  • The terms of a future alimony agreement
  • What will happen to your business, should you get divorced

For any further questions about what your prenuptial agreement may entail, please do not hesitate to reach out to a knowledgeable Morristown prenuptial agreement lawyer here at Graves Andrews, LLC.

Ensuring Your Prenuptial Agreement is Valid & Enforceable

For any legal document to be recognized in the eyes of the law, it must be considered valid and enforceable. In New Jersey, prenuptial agreements must meet the following qualifications to be carried out in a future divorce:

  • They must be in writing and signed by both spouses
  • They must be fair and just to both parties
  • There must be no evidence of manipulation or coercion into signing the document
  • Both spouses must fully disclose their assets
  • They must be notarized

Postnuptial Agreements in New Jersey

If you are already married and have not drafted a prenuptial agreement, though you are still looking to protect your assets, you may draft what is known as a postnuptial agreement. A postnuptial agreement serves the same basic purpose as a prenuptial agreement, though these documents are exclusively drafted after marriage.

Contact a Morristown Prenuptial Agreement Lawyer

Our firm has drafted countless prenuptial agreements over the years, and we are ready to put our experience to work for you as well. With so much on the line, why risk hiring anyone other than Graves Andrews, LLC to create an agreement that works in both of your best interests? Contact us today so we can get started.