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Family Lawyer Navigating the Complexities of Prenuptial Agreements

Protecting Separate Assets in the Event of Divorce

Prenuptial agreements can be a touchy subject when the topic is first broached. However, these documents can provide peace of mind to both parties by clarifying whose is whose and preventing potential future conflicts.

The attorney of RC Charles Esquire counsels either party in negotiating, drafting, and reviewing premarital and post-marital agreements. We ensure your financial interests are protected in the event that your marriage is dissolved.

Our law firm serves clients in West Orange, Montclair, and the surrounding communities of Essex County, as well as in neighboring counties of New Jersey. Arrange a consultation at our Newark law firm today.

Prenuptial, Post-Nuptial, and Cohabitation Agreements

A prenuptial agreement, also known as a premarital agreement, defines how property would be divided in a divorce. It places a protective shield around wealth that is owned prior to marriage, such as a business, a house, or an inheritance. A “prenup” can also protect inheritance rights for children from a previous marriage. Although a prenuptial agreement cannot dictate child custody terms or waive child support, it can address alimony, college funding, transportation costs, or other financial matters.

Our knowledgeable Essex County family lawyer also handles post-nuptial or post-marital agreements, which are essentially the same as a prenuptial except that the parties are already married. A post-nuptial supersedes the presumptive division of assets under New Jersey equitable distribution law.

Our firm can also address these issues for same-sex couples and handles cohabitation agreements for heterosexual couples who are not legally married or who are over age 65 and living together under a civil union.

Learn More from Our Prenuptial and Post-Nuptial Agreement Lawyer

We protect our clients by making sure their marital agreements are fair and unambiguous enough to withstand any legal challenge.

For more information about prenuptial or post-nuptial agreements, call our Essex County family lawyer at 973-943-4701 or contact us online to arrange an initial consultation.