A premarital agreement, sometimes called a prenuptial agreement or a prenup, is a contract that two individuals can make before they get married. In their contract, the parties can stipulate how they will handle some of the financial or property-based decisions they may be forced to encounter if they choose to later end their marriage in divorce. Premarital agreements can be entered into in New Jersey, or couples can wait until after they are married to create postnuptial agreements.
The end of a marital relationship can be traumatic on two people who believed that they would stay together until the ends of their lives. While they come to terms with filing for divorce, their children may go through their own crises as they worry about where they will live, who will care for them and what unexpected changes will come their way as their parents move on with separate lives. These concerns are not uncommon for New Jersey children who are fearful of what the future will bring once their parents' divorces are finalized.