Prenuptial Agreements Are Not Just For the Wealthy And Famous.

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 more information see: Opting For Prenups (Wills, Trusts, Estate Prof Blog) and Janice Revell, Getting married? Get a prenup, Fortune Magazine, Jul. 29, 2011.


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 (

NJ and PA are equitable distribution states. This does not mean each person is entitled to half of the marital assets. Nor does it mean that the title owner will recover a specific items.

Note: State laws are constantly changing contact an attorney or conduct your own legal research to verify the state law(s) you are researching.


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One Response to Prenuptial Agreements Are Not Just For the Wealthy And Famous.

  1. Pingback: Pre-Marital & Post-Marital Agreements in Las Vegas, Nevada

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