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Drafting a Prenuptial Agreement in New Jersey | What to Know

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Drafting a Prenuptial Agreement in New Jersey | What to Know

Making the decision to draft a prenuptial agreement may not be a simple decision for a couple. However, it is a responsible and smart decision to make when it comes to entering into a marriage with security and safety. Continue reading to learn more about drafting a prenuptial agreement and how it can protect you from the potential hardships of a divorce. For assistance with your prenup, do not hesitate to contact our prenuptial agreement attorney in Mountainside.

Why do I need a prenuptial agreement?

Drafting a prenuptial agreement can be difficult for some partners. Our legal team understands that it is not an exciting or romantic thing to do. However, it is the best way to protect yourself from the worst-case scenario that is divorce as you enter a marriage. This is a way to feel safe and secure as you begin this new chapter in your life. Take the first step today by reaching out to our experienced attorney at Ross & Calandrillo, LLC.

How can I be sure my prenuptial agreement is valid?

Your prenuptial agreement must follow the below guidelines for the legal document to be considered valid and enforceable in the state of New Jersey:

  • The document must be executed voluntarily by all parties
  • The document must be executed before the marriage
  • The document must be notarized
  • The prenuptial agreement must be in writing
  • The prenuptial agreement must be fair and just for both parties
  • The document cannot be unconscionable
  • The prenuptial agreement must include a full financial disclosure
  • Both parties must provide full disclosure at the time of the execution

It is also important to understand that your prenuptial agreement must be reviewed and approved by the courts as enforceable. This will be done at the time the legal document is created. It is also crucial to take into consideration that a prenuptial agreement will not be considered valid if the agreement was signed under any duress or coercion. Each party much also have their own attorney when creating the agreement.

If you have any further questions about drafting a prenuptial agreement, do not hesitate to contact our experienced prenuptial agreement attorney in Mountainside. Our legal team at Ross and Calandrillo, LLC is prepared to walk you through each step of creating a valid and enforceable prenuptial agreement so that you can enter into your marriage feeling secure. Give our firm a call today to learn more about our service and how we can assist you.

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Ross and Calandrillo, LLC is a full-service divorce, family, and real estate law firm located in Mountainside, New Jersey. For strong legal representation in all of your divorce or family law matters, contact Ross and Calandrillo, LLC to schedule a consultation.

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