Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements

Family Law Attorneys Handling Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements

New Jersey Attorney Tanya L. Freeman of Weiner Law Group and her team of Family Law Attorneys works with couples who wish to establish the terms of a settlement agreement either before or after they are married, in the event they divorce. Structuring a prenuptial agreement before marriage or a postnuptial agreement after the fact can be very practical, especially with couples in a high net relationship. Working out the terms of a potential settlement agreement in advance, especially if your joint and separate assets are complex and/or vast, allows you and your significant other to decide for yourselves how you wish your assets and debts are split. Even though you are working on your agreement as a couple, it is important that each of you have your own family law attorneys to represent your interests while protecting your rights. You will also want to make sure that your agreement with your significant other is drafted correctly in the event that you are divorced. Premarital agreements and postnuptial agreements are legal contracts that are enforceable by law and can prove challenging to contest later.


Terms of a prenuptial agreement

A prenuptial agreement addresses in specific terms many matters, including the following:

  • Who gets what assets in the event that you decide to end your marriage
  • How finances and assets will be handled during the marriage
  • Spousal support terms
  • Any business ownership issues
  • What to do with your estate in the event that one of you dies
  • The handling of gifts, inheritances or trusts
  • Benefits and disability and insurance coverage

Terms of a postnuptial agreement

Married couples who have decided to create post-nuptial agreements are considered fiduciaries of each other, and they are therefore required by law to provide each other with full disclosure of all information and issues pertaining to the drafting of the post-nuptial agreement. The terms that can be settled by a post-nuptial agreement are similar to the ones included in a prenuptial agreement.


Challenging and enforcing prenuptial and postnuptial agreements

In the event that you have signed a prenuptial agreement or a postnuptial agreement that you want to challenge because your spouse did not disclose all of their assets or debts, were unfairly pressured into signing the agreement, or were deceived into signing the contract, our family law attorneys will help you challenge the terms of a defective prenuptial or postnuptial agreement and litigate your matter in court.

Our family law attorneys also represent clients who wish to enforce the terms of their prenuptial or postnuptial agreement that a soon-to-be ex-husband or ex-wife may now wish to contest.


Contact us today

Call New Jersey Attorney Tanya L. Freeman of Weiner Law Group today at 973-352-8713 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with one of our Family Law Attorneys