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The Benefits of Postnuptial Agreements

By JWGLAWYER on August 31, 2017

A couple signing their postnuptial agreementMany people are hesitant even to discuss the idea of entering into a prenuptial agreement before getting married because they are devoted to the romantic ideal of marital bliss. While there are many benefits to drawing up a prenuptial agreement, it is possible to postpone the drafting of such an agreement until after the honeymoon period is over. In fact, a postnuptial agreement is preferable in many cases as it allows couples to set forth rules regarding their relationships that they might not have considered prior to marriage.

What is a postnuptial agreement, exactly? It actually differs very little from a prenuptial agreement except that it is executed after a couple has gotten married. It is a legally enforceable agreement between both spouses. One primary difference between a prenuptial agreement and a postnuptial agreement is that the latter can be enforced under general contract laws whereas the former cannot.

At the Law Offices of Jeffrey W. Goldblatt, we provide a comprehensive range of family law services, including assistance in the drafting of postnuptial agreements. We discuss the benefits and drawbacks of postnuptial agreements with our clients in detail during consultations at our East Brunswick and Freehold, NJ law offices. In many cases, postnuptial agreements serve the practical purpose of making divorces simpler, less convoluted affairs; however, in some cases, they even end up saving marriages.

If you are interested in exploring the possibilities of a postnuptial agreement, please contact the Law Offices of Jeffrey W. Goldblatt today.

What Are the Benefits of Postnuptial Agreements?

A postnuptial agreement offers many potential benefits. For example, it can:

  • Distinguish between joint and separate property
  • Assign consequences, including monetary consequences and conditions for the continuation of the marriage, to undesirable behaviors such as infidelity
  • Protect one spouse’s business interests from claims by the other spouse in the event of divorce or death
  • Protect the estate plans of both spouses, including matters of inheritance
  • Create financial plans, determining the division of financial assets and who is responsible for spending
  • Clarify the ownership of property and other assets in the event of a divorce
  • Determine what will happen in the event that one spouse becomes ill or disabled
  • Outline how other financial and property issues will be dealt with if the couple becomes divorced or when a spouse dies

Our attorneys can help you to create a postnuptial agreement that is comprehensive, coherent, and legally enforceable. We will make sure that your best interests are protected and that all of your goals for entering into a postnuptial agreement are met. We have extensive experience in drafting postnuptial agreements that take virtually every aspect of a couple’s financial lives into account, as well as their assets, insurance benefits, and other important issues. We would welcome the opportunity to do the same for you.

Learn More about the Benefits of Postnuptial Agreements

If you would like to learn more about the benefits of postnuptial agreements, please contact the Law Offices of Jeffrey W. Goldblatt today.

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