What is a Prenup?
Also called an antenuptial agreement, or premarital agreement, they are a legal contract you enter before marriage to protect your financial, property, or personal interests should the day come where a divorce would be necessary.
How do they work?
In the absence of a specific contract, the courts will use State law to address all issues involved in a divorce. However, in many cases, a couple can greatly benefit from prenuptial agreements, postnuptial, or co-habitation agreements.
Making agreements about how property should be divided after marriage can, not only help you avoid expensive and confrontational divorce litigation, but you can also enter your commitment fully informed up front of what each other’s financial expectations will be going into the marriage or relationship.
Goldberg Jones has assisted many clients in reviewing, negotiating, drafting, enforcing, and challenging prenuptial agreements and postnuptial co-habitation agreements. At Goldberg Jones, we recognize that the most important consideration in hiring your attorney and drafting your agreement is ensuring the contract is written well enough to be enforced by the courts if/when the time comes.
We are aware of the factors a court considers regarding enforcement and keep abreast of new developments in this area of law.