Prenuptial Agreement Attorney in Morris County, NJ
Protect Your Assets & Your Future Today
Before you declare, “I do,” it’s important to negotiate a prenuptial agreement, or “prenup,” with your fiancé. Despite popular misconceptions, a prenuptial agreement isn’t the death of romance. In fact, after completing the negotiation process, most couples tend to develop more trusting, stable partnerships. By having an experienced attorney facilitate the discussion, future spouses have a safe space to explore and alleviate their personal and financial marital anxieties. By having these conversations today, you may be able to avoid future relationship difficulties.
Statistically, over 40% of all marriages end in divorce. By preparing a prenuptial agreement, you can not only start your marriage on a positive note, you can also avoid a drawn-out, high-conflict divorce in the future. However, only a valid and through prenuptial agreement can hold up in court. If you’re ready to take this important step, contact the Morris County prenuptial agreement lawyer at Levine & Levine. Our attorney can guide you through the negotiation process and help you establish a comprehensive agreement that reflects your legal objectives.
If you’re interested in drafting a prenuptial agreement, contact our Morris County prenuptial agreement lawyer at (973) 718-3999.
Drafting Your Prenuptial Agreement
Unresolved anxieties and insecurities can haunt a marriage before it even has a chance to properly thrive. By negotiating a prenuptial agreement, you and your fiancé can address your individual financial concerns and relationship anxieties in a comfortable, safe space. For this process to be effective, however, you both need to be upfront and honest about your individual assets and debts.
Before starting the negotiation process, make a complete list of your assets and debts. This can include:
- Checking and savings accounts
- Real estate
- Motor vehicles
- Credit card balances
- Life insurance policies
- Investment accounts
These lists can be attached to your final prenuptial agreement. After you and your fiancé complete this step of the process, you can decide how you these assets should be managed in the event of divorce or death. It’s important to develop a prenuptial agreement that is reasonably fair to you both. If the terms greatly benefit one spouse, the court won’t be able to comply to the terms of the agreement.
A prenuptial agreement can address the following divorce concerns and more:
- How your marital assets will be divided
- Which debts should be included in the marital estate
- Who is responsible for paying which debts
- How child custody and visitation rights be determined
- Will one spouse be responsible for alimony and child support payments
- What happens to the family home or any shared businesses
Your prenuptial agreement can not only expedite the divorce process, it also prevents your marital estate from being unfairly divided. You can also avoid costly legal fees because the negotiation process has already been completed.
At Levine & Levine, we can guide you through each step of this process. If you rely on a “Do It Yourself” prenup guide, you may accidentally make a costly mistake or not take certain state or federal laws into account. The court will dispute a prenuptial agreement if it is invalid, grossly unfair to one spouse, or doesn’t provide for a child’s basic needs. Our lawyer can help you avoid this scenario entirely.
Learn More by Scheduling a Consultation
Contact the Morris County prenuptial attorney at Levine & Levine if you and your fiancé are ready to negotiate a comprehensive prenuptial agreement. We can answer your individual questions, address your concerns, and facilitate productive communication between you and your fiancé.
Contact Levine & Levine at (973) 718-3999 to schedule a consultation.
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