East Brunswick, New Jersey – Experienced Prenuptial and Matrimonial Law Attorney
If you are beginning a marriage, creating a prenuptial agreement is a practical way to ensure your assets remain with you in the case of an unforeseeable event, such as divorce or spousal death. From his office in East Brunswick, New Jersey, matrimonial law lawyer Frank Tournour can create a prenuptial agreement that is fair and reasonable and designed to safeguard your interests. Contact our office today to speak with our attorney or to arrange a personal consultation.
What Is a Prenuptial Agreement?
Prenuptial agreements are legally binding contracts that have existed in one form or another for thousands of years. They spell out exactly how a couple’s possessions, finances, and custody rights will be distributed following the dissolution of their marriage. Prenuptials can also address the division of assets among children in the event that one spouse dies. Prenuptial agreements may be permanent or designed to end after a certain period of time; e.g., after 10 years of marriage. This is known as a “sunset clause.”
Due to the fact that one out of every two marriages ends in divorce, many financial experts consider prenuptial agreements to be prudent financial planning. Statistics show that such arrangements are increasingly common throughout New Jersey and the rest of the United States. If you are interested in learning more about how a prenuptial agreement could benefit and safeguard your future as well as that of your children, the East Brunswick office of prenuptial attorney Frank Tournour and H. Tiffany Weiner is available to answer any questions you have. Our prenuptial agreement FAQ can provide fast answers to many common questions regarding these contracts.
What Benefits Do Prenuptial Agreements Provide?
While the topic of a prenuptial may be difficult to broach, doing so will save both you and your spouse much trouble in the event of a divorce. A prenuptial agreement will ensure that your assets and those of your mate are distributed in the exact manner you have agreed to. Without such an arrangement, a state court will allocate your capital, determine your custody rights, establish alimony payments, and resolve other issues on which you and your spouse cannot agree. For many people, the ability to keep one’s personal affairs out of the business of the courts makes creating a prenuptial agreement worthwhile.
It’s not unheard of for people involved in failed marriages to see their assets end up with the children of their spouse from a previous marriage. Additionally, assets accrued over the course of a marriage, such as cars, stocks, and gains from successful business endeavors, are subject to reallocation in the absence of a prenuptial agreement’s safeguards. For these reasons, it is important that you have a prenuptial agreement that fully protects your interests and those of any children you have. Working out of East Brunswick, New Jersey matrimonial law attorney Frank Tournour and H. Tiffany Weiner can provide the expert legal counsel you need to ensure your prenuptial agreement is fair and takes full account of your needs.
Do I Need to Hire a Prenuptial Attorney to File an Agreement?
While it is not necessary that you have a prenuptial attorney draft your agreement, hiring a legal professional will provide you with many important benefits. First and foremost, a prenuptial attorney can ensure that your agreement effectively safeguards your interests. Even if your spouse has hired an attorney to create a prenuptial, it is important that you to retain the services of another attorney who can review the contract and suggest any changes that would positively affect its outcome on you in the event of a divorce.
Hiring an attorney who is experienced in marital law will also help you avoid the need to perform the extensive research involved in creating a prenuptial. Because the laws governing marriage contracts vary widely by state, many aspects of New Jersey matrimonial law are unique. An attorney who is experienced in these laws can ensure that your prenuptial agreement takes full account of your interests while according with state law. Prenuptials that contain provisions which conflict with state law may be ruled unenforceable and thrown out by a family court judge. If you live in New Jersey and are considering a prenuptial, our matrimonial law lawyer can ensure that your agreement complies with marital law and fully secures your needs.
Aren’t Prenuptial Agreements Only for the Wealthy?
The idea that prenuptial agreements are beneficial only to wealthy individuals is a common misconception. Many times, people who have managed to set aside a small sum of money are just as concerned about their finances as people who are well off. In general, you should consider hiring a prenuptial attorney if you:
- Are full or partial owner of a business
- Possess assets such as a car, home, stocks, or pension
- May receive a sizeable inheritance
- Are much wealthier than your spouse
- Have children
- Have or plan to pursue a lucrative career, such as in medicine
- Have family members, such as elderly parents, who require special care
Contact Matrimonial Law Lawyers Tournour & Weiner
Tournour & Weiner are committed to providing effective family law representation from his office in East Brunswick. With nearly 15 years of experience in handling New Jersey matrimonial law, we can ensure that your interests are fully protected. We can also provide support if you choose to undergo premarital mediation instead of a traditional prenuptial process. If you are in need of an experienced prenuptial attorney, please contact us today to speak with a member of our legal team. We are ready to help you.
“I had an excellent experience with Mr. Tournour - He was available for my calls and handled everything to perfection. Had my back in every aspect. I would highly recommend him.” Renee - Client