Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements

Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements make preparing for the future easy. By taking time today to plan for tomorrow, you and your spouse can help ensure each other’s financial security and protect each other’s rights no matter what may happen in the future.
With help from the New Jersey lawyers at The Law Offices of Cindy Ramjattan-Paul, P.C., you and your spouse can draft and implement a strong, effective prenuptial or postnuptial agreement. Our attorneys take the time to get to know you and your family that they can better accommodate your unique needs and craft an agreement that achieves your goals.

What Is the Difference between a Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreement?

Ultimately, both types of agreements provide instruction as to how matters will be handled in the event that the marriage ends. Though these agreements often get a bad reputation for being an insinuation that the marriage won’t work, they are actually a helpful safeguard and a smart decision.

Both prenuptial and postnuptial agreements can address matters such as:

• Alimony
• Property division
• Debt protection
• Passing property onto children from prior marriages
The only difference between a prenuptial and postnuptial agreement is when the agreement is made and signed. A prenuptial agreement is drafted before a couple weds while a postnuptial agreement can be made at any time after marriage.
Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements Are Not Just for the Wealthy
A lot of people are under the impression that these kinds of agreements are only beneficial for couples with substantial assets and large estates. Contrary to popular opinion, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements are beneficial to couples of all socioeconomic backgrounds.

In the event of divorce without a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement, you may have to:

• Take on some of your spouse’s debts
• Share property you acquired during the marriage
• Manage and control marital property with your spouse
To avoid arguments, tough decisions, and contentious disputes, we advise many couples to consider establishing an agreement that lays the groundwork and provides direction should the marriage end due to divorce or death.
We can help you create an agreement that addresses your every concern.
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