Getting married and planning a wedding is an exciting and emotional time. It is also a time to evaluate your personal financial circumstances, and how these might change after you wed. Oftentimes, couples spend more time interviewing photographers than planning for their new life together — have you thought about what to do before you say “I do”? The attorneys at Maselli Warren, P.C. are here to help you answer that question.
What is a Pre-Nuptial Agreement?
You carry car insurance to protect yourself and your property in the event of an accident. You carry medical insurance in the event of an illness, and homeowner’s or renter’s insurance in the event of damage to your property. However, you probably haven’t thought of insuring your marriage.
A pre-nuptial agreement, sometimes referred to as a “pre-nup,” or a “premarital agreement,” is a contract which a couple can elect to create together prior to their wedding. A pre-nuptial agreement makes financial provisions for a wide variety of circumstances, such as:
- division of separate property among children
- management of and responsibility for debts
- financial responsibilities during the marriage
- arrangements for alimony
Is a Pre-Nuptial Agreement Right for Me?
- Do you own a home or business?
- Do you have a pension or other retirement assets?
- Will you receive an inheritance when someone passes away?
- Do you have investments or securities?
- Do you have children from a prior relationship?
- Do you care for a dependent family member?
- Are you planning on going back to school?
- Does your fiancé or fiancée have significant debts?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you should consider using a premarital agreement. While they can be tricky to craft and difficult to enforce, our attorneys have experience in drafting, reviewing, and enforcing these insurance policies. We will guide you through the process step-by-step to attain your desired outcome.
The attorneys at Maselli Warren have over 30 years combined experience handling family law matters in Burlington, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Monmouth, Mercer, Ocean, and Somerset Counties. We know the Judges, and they know us. We know how to get results for our clients to fit their goals, whether that’s a simple uncontested divorce on the papers, or a complex custody relocation issue. If your case needs more than legal support, we have a network of professionals to team up with to resolve your case. If you are considering making pre-nuptial agreements, call Maselli Warren today at (800) 891-2657, or request a consultation online.