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Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements: Why Have One?

By Law Office of Rachel S. Cotrino, LLC  Feb. 28, 2011 9:37p

Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements serve a similar purpose but the main difference is, the prenuptial agreement is done before marriage, and the post nuptial is done after. For those who are already married this is good news as you can have a postnuptial agreement drawn up at any time.

What Do These Agreements Address?

A prenuptial and postnuptial agreement is a legal document, actually a contract, between a couple that outlines the agreements on important issues should one of the partners die or if the marriage winds up in divorce. Issues like property and asset division, child custody and support as well as spousal support would be some of the important issues addressed in the agreement. This becomes more important if one or both partners are of high net worth.

Having these agreements laid out in a pre or postnuptial, not only provides transparency to both partners but offers protection as well. Working with a family law attorney who knows the details and complexities of these contracts can help ensure it is done correctly and will stand up in court in the event of divorce. Post nuptial agreements can be placed under more scrutiny so it is very important that you work with someone experienced and skillful who is well versed in family law.

Prenuptials Can Bring Peace of Mind

Whether you are considering a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement, either one can offer peace of mind in a relationship. Important possible future decisions are made known and not left up to chance or whim; this can give both partners peach of mind. If you are in New Jersey and are considering a pre or postnuptial agreement, you should contact a New Jersey family law attorney to help you.

At the Law Office of Rachel S. Cotrino, LLC, we are experienced; competent family law attorneys who can help you with these agreements and know what details must be included to protect your interests and those of your family. We have a reputation for being effective, trustworthy and creative when it comes to legal advice and we believe this is the key to our success. Start with a free consultation and we will answer any questions you may have.

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