Some may argue that it’s unromantic or pessimistic, but marriage is a contract. A prenuptial agreement is one of the smartest financial decisions you can make. Maybe you have a family business or you plan to give up your job when you have kids. A prenuptial agreement is a legal document signed off on by a couple before their marriage. It addresses issues such as property and assets brought into the marriage by each person, and about what the property rights of each should be when they get divorced.
A prenup can spell out alimony amounts the couple agrees to in the event of a divorce and also how certain behaviors, such as cheating, can affect the conditions of a divorce. In reality, having a solid prenuptial agreement can give you a greater piece of mind in your marriage, which is an important key to a long and happy union.
Bari Zell Weinberger is the owner and managing partner of Weinberger Law Group in New Jersey. She is Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney.