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Important Reasons To Consider A Prenuptial Or Postnuptial Agreement

Having a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement created, or signing one, is not an indication of impending doom in the marriage. On the contrary, these types of marital agreements can ensure that all parties are clear on what they are bringing into the marriage, what they are retaining throughout the marriage and what will be theirs in the event of a divorce. But many people still wonder why they should get a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement.

The lawyer at Philip A. Greenberg, P.C., Attorneys at Law, is here to provide you with the help and information you need when making decisions that will affect your marriage and finances. New York and New Jersey both allow for prenuptial (premarital) agreements as well as postnuptial (post-marital) agreements. It is important to consult with a lawyer who understands all elements of these documents. Attorney Philip Greenberg has focused a significant portion of his practice to family law matters for more than 40 years. He invests the time to understand his clients’ goals and works closely with them to establish a strong agreement personalized to their long-term wishes.

What These Agreements Can Do For You

Below are some of the most important reasons why couples should consider either a prenuptial or a postnuptial agreement:

  • Protect yourself: If you are coming into a marriage with assets, a prenuptial agreement is a way through which you can protect those assets for your future. If you are asked to sign a prenup when someone else is coming into the marriage with assets, the prenup can be structured so that, in the event of divorce, you get your fair share of what is yours.
  • Protect your children and loved ones: If you have been previously married, a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement can ensure that children from previous marriages or other family members still get the assets to which they are entitled, even if a parent remarries.
  • Prevent additional stress: Even though divorce is stressful, having a thorough marital agreement in place can help to lessen the stress that is felt by all parties throughout the course of the divorce process, as the document can detail which assets may be retained by each party and what the spousal support obligation will be, if any.
  • Help parties feel that they are marrying for the sake of marriage: Dealing with monetary issues upfront before a wedding takes place or soon after can either help the bride and groom feel additionally secure that they are marrying for the right reasons or bring to light the reasons that may change their minds about marriage.

As mentioned above, these documents are only effective if they are carefully drafted by a knowledgeable attorney. Mr. Greenberg can explain your options and guide you through the process.

Schedule A Consultation With Attorney Greenberg Today

For more information on prenups and postnuptial agreements or to discuss your specific situation, contact Philip A. Greenberg, P.C., Attorneys at Law, by calling 332-262-6760 or using the online form on this site.