Divorce is a complex legal matter. Practicing law over a number of years allows divorce attorneys to recognize patterns that an untrained eye may never notice. The knowledge that can be provided up front from this recognition can provide insights that allow a divorcing party to understand his or her rights and prevent the from being "taken to the cleaners", so to speak.
No one enters a marriage assuming it will end in divorce. However, this is a possibility, and many New Jersey readers understand the benefit of preparing for it. You can do this by drafting a strong and thoughtful prenuptial agreement. If you are considering this option, you would be wise to know what you can and cannot include in this type of legal document.
Divorce is never a pleasant process to go through. While some couples are able to remain civil with one another and keep it simple, others can be downright nasty, sometimes taking years to navigate.
It is a common misconception that a marital agreement must occur prior to a wedding. While a pre-nuptial agreement is designed for that purpose, there are other types of agreements that may be executed while married. They are commonly referred to as mid-marriage or post-nuptial agreements. A recent article explains how a post-nuptial agreement can even save a marriage.