For many couples, entering into a pre-nuptial agreement can be a smart way to proactively address some basic issues and avoid uncertainty down the line. If you are considering a pre-nuptial agreement, schedule a free consultation today to discuss your options.
Despite the common perception that entering into a pre-nuptial agreement is simply a form of “preparing for divorce,” the truth is that pre-nuptial agreements have a number of benefits and can serve a variety of different, non-divorce-related purposes. The Law Office of Blake W. Rush has experienced family law attorneys who have more than 16 years of experience preparing and negotiating personalized pre-nuptial agreements.
If you are considering a pre-nuptial agreement, or if would like more information about whether a pre-nuptial agreement makes sense for your personal circumstances, we encourage you to contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation.
Common Provisions in New Jersey & Pennsylvania Pre-nuptial Agreements
Couples in New Jersey and Pennsylvania enter into pre-nuptial agreements for a wide variety of different purposes. While some of these purposes relate to protecting assets and avoiding costly disputes in the event of a divorce, pre-nuptial agreements can cover a wide range of other topics as well.
We commonly prepare pre-nuptial agreements that address issues such as:
- Contributions to savings and retirement accounts
- Control and operation of privately-held businesses
- Liability for debts incurred before the marriage
- Methods of informally resolving disputes
- Management of household and educational expenses
- Ownership of separate property
- Providing support for children from prior relationships
- Spousal support obligations in the event of a divorce
- Tax deductions and filings
- Transfer of property in the event of one spouse’s death (commonly addressed as part of an overall estate plan)