Prenuptial, Cohabitation and Postnuptial Agreements in New Jersey

To fully safeguard your rights and your interests and be in control of your assets in the event of a divorce or dissolution of a civil union, it is wise to consider a prenuptial agreement prior to marriage or civil union.

Partnership agreements, also known as cohabitation agreements between unmarried partners, are similar to prenuptial agreements between married partners in that they specify how property acquired during the relationship will be divided if the relationship is dissolved, or whether one party will support the other in the event of a termination of the relationship. Similar to a prenuptial agreement, a cohabitation agreement allows you to be in control of your assets in the event of a termination of the relationship.

Does your situation warrant a prenuptial agreement or a postnuptial agreement? Get the information you need to make the right decision. Call Wernik & Salvatore at 732.201.3888 or contact us online.

Wernik & Salvatore attorneys are recognized for their integrity, commitment and caring approach to family law and their skill at acting in accordance with each individual client's interests.

Who Seeks Prenuptial or Postnuptial Agreements?

  • Same-sex couples entering into marriage seek prenuptial agreements to make sure their interests are fully protected.
  • People who are entering into a second marriage may wish to protect a child's rights to inheritance and other matters.
  • People with established businesses or substantial estates entering into a marriage may wish to have a prenuptial agreement.

Prenuptial agreements take into account today and tomorrow, safeguarding your rights and responsibilities should your marriage or civil union end in a divorce or dissolution down the road. Ultimately, these agreements can provide a road-map for the future that can help to support your union.

Recognized for Our Diligent, Thorough Work

Both of our attorneys, Robin T. Wernik and David Salvatore, are recognized in the community as skilled, ethical and caring family law attorneys. We each have considerable experience at very carefully drafting prenuptial agreements, cohabitation agreements and postnuptial agreements so that they are in full compliance with New Jersey legal definitions of what constitutes a prenuptial agreement.

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As the law in the area of same-sex civil unions continues to change, we stay abreast of these changes as they can affect you.

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To discuss your prenuptial or postnuptial agreement with an experienced family law attorney, call at 732.201.3888 or contact us online.