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Prenups and Cohabitation Agreements: Simply Good Financial Planning

Many couples preparing to marry have excellent reasons to enter prenuptial agreements, or "prenups." If you are in a long-term, live-in relationship and do not plan to marry, you can accomplish essentially the same goals with a cohabitation agreement. In either case, setting down rules and stipulations for division of property if your relationship breaks up may provide peace of mind and prevent stressful, costly litigation down the road.

A Sensible Way to Protect Your Long-Term Interests

Do you want to enter a prenuptial agreement or cohabitation agreement? Is it in your best interest to have a contract in place that governs what will happen if your relationship ends, in regard to property and support obligations? At The Law Office of Agnes Rybar, LLC, in Toms River, you can count on informed, trustworthy counsel and quality service from a family law attorney experienced in drafting such contracts.

The most common reason for entering a prenuptial or cohabitation agreement is a sizable disparity in assets between the two parties. You may have built a business you need to protect or have children from a prior marriage to provide for. Some key considerations when creating a prenuptial or cohabitation agreement include:

  • It is essential to work with an experienced lawyer who will make every effort to ensure that your agreement is lawful and structured to hold up in court.
  • Your attorney should take the time to explain what such an agreement can and cannot cover under New Jersey law.
  • If needed, attorney Agnes Rybar can call upon other qualified experts to value assets, perform complex accounting or address other issues.

Questions About Prenuptial and Cohabitation Agreements? Get Experienced Counsel and Attentive Service.

Attorney Rybar will work closely with you and your partner to draft a prenuptial agreement or cohabitation agreement that is as comprehensive as you choose to make it and acceptable to both of you. If something has changed significantly and you need to revise an existing contract, she can assist with that. She also has experience interpreting and defending prenups. For a consultation focused on your needs and goals, please call 848-480-1428 or send an email inquiry anytime.