Prenuptial Agreements in New Jersey | What to Know
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What are prenuptial agreements?
A prenuptial agreement is a legal document that states how a couple’s assets will be divided in the event of death, divorce, or separation. Under these circumstances, the parents may want their assets to remain within their family and not with the former spouse. While prenuptial agreements deal with what happens at the end of the marriage, it is important to keep in mind that it in no way suggests that there is a future of an unsteady relationship or divorce.
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What makes a valid prenuptial agreement?
Several requirements must be met in order for the document to be valid. A valid prenup will require a couple to:
- Disclose all of their assets
- Enlist independent legal counsel
- Willingly enter into the prenuptial agreement
- Be provided with adequate time to evaluate all of the terms of the agreement before signing.
What can happen if both partners cannot reach an agreement?
In the event that you and your partner, or your future in-laws cannot agree about the prenuptial agreement, it is important to listen to both sides. Additionally, you may find it beneficial to have a mediator at the meeting to make sure that the conversation runs smoothly.
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Can I be forced to sign a prenuptial agreement?
Keep in mind that a prenuptial agreement is a contract, which needs both parties to sign at their own choice. This indicates that if a child or fiancé is pressured by a parent into signing one, the document can be considered null. If a prenup was signed under duress or under the influence of a parent, the document can be contested and invalidated.
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