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Morristown Lawyers Help You Decide When A Prenup Or A Postnup Makes Sense
There are a number of reasons why people choose to have a prenuptial agreement before entering into marriage. Many have children from a prior marriage and want to protect their interests. Others have businesses or family property and want to establish how those assets may be divided in the event of a divorce.
Regardless of the reason, the goals remain consistent — the drafting of an agreement that is fair and enforceable when it needs to be, whether at divorce, death or other event specified in the agreement.
At the family law firm of Laufer, Dalena, Jensen, Bradley & Doran, LLC, in Morristown, we take our responsibility to protect client assets and interests seriously, and have drafted hundreds of fully valid and enforceable prenuptial and postnuptial agreements for New Jersey clients.
Do you have questions regarding how to protect hard-earned assets through a prenuptial and postnuptial agreement? Call 973-975-4043.
New Jersey Prenuptial Agreements Lawyers
While prenuptial agreements can be effective in their “classic” use, in which one spouse is much wealthier than the other, they can serve other valuable functions. A common use is to divide assets between a spouse of a second or third marriage and children from a previous marriage. By drafting a prenuptial agreement upon remarrying, you can create a legal structure so that all of your children can share in your assets upon your death, including children from all of your marriages, and even former spouses.
When determining whether a prenuptial agreement is valid, courts consider vital criteria that are critical to the enforceability of a prenuptial agreement, including, but not limited to, representation by an attorney, sufficient time to consider the terms, voluntariness in the execution, understanding of the agreement and, most importantly, complete financial disclosure. Were both parties fully informed of all assets, liabilities and incomes? At Laufer, Dalena, Jensen, Bradley & Doran, LLC, our attorney team is skilled at meeting courts’ full disclosure rules and other enforceability criteria, and in comprehensively meeting your asset allocation goals.
Postnuptial Agreements Attorneys In Mount Olive, New Jersey
Postnuptial agreements are becoming more popular. Unlike prenuptial agreements, postnuptial agreements are generally prepared when married spouses desire to memorialize an understanding regarding certain assets or liabilities when no marital discord exists. To the extent that such agreements are prepared with the same formality as prenuptial agreements, they are enforceable.
Contact A Morristown Prenup And Postnup Lawyer Today
For experienced prenuptial, postnuptial and antenuptial legal services, talk with a lawyer at our firm. We feature many AV Preeminent-rated attorneys as well as many lawyers nominated for inclusion to the Super Lawyers list as it relates to family law. To see a complete list of our lawyers and their nominations, and years of inclusion to the Super Lawyers list, check out our attorney profiles or the section below.
With many lawyers practicing exclusively family law, we are uniquely suited to helping you with any prenuptial or postnuptial agreement issues you may have. We offer consultations in all practice areas, reasonable rates, and are available for evening and weekend appointments. To speak with one of our family law attorneys today, contact us online or through our Morristown offices at 973-975-4043.