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Prenuptial Agreements

Prenuptial Agreements Middlesex County

Prenuptial agreements Middlesex County or postnuptial agreements are written agreements that two people enter into prior to or after they marry. The purpose of these contracts is to lay out exactly how financial matters, including property and other assets, debts, and support will be managed and allocated in the case of divorce or upon the death of either spouse. Though these agreements are often used in the case of divorce or when a cohabitation relationship has been dissolved, they are also helpful when one spouse dies, to help resolve issues regarding estate planning and distribution of marital assets.

There are a number of factors to look at when deciding if having a pre-nuptial or post-nuptial agreement is right for you. The most common reason couples decide to have a pre-nuptial or a post-nuptial agreement is to establish in advance how money and other assets will be shared in the event of divorce. Rather than leaving the decision primarily to divorce attorneys, you and your spouse will be the ones proactively determining how your finances and other matters will be taken care of if the marriage ends.

If a prenuptial agreement Middlesex County is in place, we ask certain questions that include:

  •     How much time before the wedding was the prenuptial agreement signed?
  •     Was there any pressure placed on either party to sign it?
  •     How was it negotiated and how long did negotiations take place?              
  •     Were the parties given full and frank disclosure of each other’s finances?
  •     Did the parties receive legal advice?

If you decide that you want to go ahead with such an agreement, it is crucial that each spouse secure independent counsel. After a full disclosure of financial assets and any other relevant information is obtained from both parties, both attorneys will work to put together a final, equitable agreement. This will ensure that the document is created in the best interest of each party, and will be legally enforceable by a court of law in the event of divorce.

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At Armour Law we provide sound legal advise to help you determine the pros and cons of having a prenuptial agreements Middlesex County or postnuptial agreements. We understand the legal complexity that is involved in putting together a sound contract that contains no legal loopholes.  Contact us today at 732-276-9499 to schedule your free consultation.

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