A prenuptial agreement is a contract that carves out the terms of marital assets in the event the marriage ends. Marital assets are generally those acquired during the marriage. Without a prenup, a couple’s marital assets will be distributed by their state’s laws- which can range from fair to surprising. In many cases, the distribution of marital assets can be emotionally charged, hotly contested and even volatile.
For an overview of New Jersey Divorce Law Code Section, 2A:34 et seq. see: New Jersey Divorce Info – An Overview of New Jersey Divorce Law (njlawnet.com).
Note: State laws are constantly changing contact an attorney or conduct your own legal research to verify the state law(s) you are researching.