A prenuptial agreement, also called a premarital agreement or a “prenup,” is a contract between you and your future spouse. Such agreements are becoming more common as many couples are marrying later in life, have substantial assets, or are entering into second marriages. Creating a prenuptial agreement is no longer a sign that a couple believes their marriage will fail; rather, the agreement spells out your wishes in the event of the death, divorce, legal separation or annulment of your marriage.
Attorney Marc P. Feldman is a prenuptial agreement lawyer in the Parsippany, Morris County and Northern, NJ area with experience negotiating, drafting and reviewing premarital contracts for clients in New Jersey. At the Law Offices of Marc P. Feldman, I work hard to formulate prenuptial agreements to suit the specific needs of my clients, many of whom have been married before or have significant assets they wish to protect. I also represent clients who wish to challenge a prenuptial agreement in court. I understand the strict requirements for validity, and how to deal with agreements that do not meet the requirements.
Why Seek a Prenuptial Agreement?
There are a variety of reasons why people in parsippany, Morris County and Northern, New Jersey areas might wish to have a prenuptial agreement. The most basic reason is simply security – knowing what will happen upon death or divorce. Further, these pre-marriage contracts can make divorce a less difficult and expensive process, particularly regarding property division.
Parsippany area lawyer Marc P. Feldman has drafted and reviewed prenuptial agreements for clients with a variety of goals such as:
- Avoiding misunderstandings about how certain assets should be divided in the event of divorce or death
- Protecting the future inheritance of children of a previous marriage
- Retaining control of a family business
- Determining what asset division and support rules are applied if there is a divorce
- Allocating family expenses and resources
The act of sitting down and negotiating a prenuptial agreement can itself have benefits. These negotiations require openness and honesty about finances. Talking about these issues freely with your future partner can eliminate sources of potential mistrust and thus strengthen your relationship.
Contact a Parsippany Area Prenup Lawyer Today
To discuss premarital or post-nuptial agreements with attorney Marc P. Feldman call 973-267-7555 or send him an email. My office is located in Morris Plains, easily accessible to residents of Parsippany, Morris County and Northern, New Jessey.
Office hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Weekend and evening appointments are available, upon request. I accept credit cards.