Many couples choose to consult a family lawyer Bergen County to create a prenuptial agreement before getting married. A prenuptial agreement, sometimes called a premarital agreement, antenuptial agreement, or “prenup” is a contract used by a couple to determine what each party’s rights and obligations will be if they ever get divorced (or sometimes if one party dies). A prenup may also used to protect property during the marriage, or protect one party from their spouse’s debts.
The written agreement can be drawn up with an attorney to include things like spousal support or the division of assets, should you get divorced. It may identify certain conditions that would be different should the marriage ever end because of adultery.
If you are engaged, having a good prenuptial agreement can provide security for you, knowing that you will not have to go through the financial and emotional strain of settling these things in court if you ever get divorced. The contract goes into effect once you are married.