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Postnuptial agreement might ease division of assets and property

Some couples in New Jersey choose not to sign prenuptial agreements because both parties have limited assets at the start of their marriage. However, once one or both spouses acquire assets during the marriage, they might need a way to secure the ownership of their respective holdings if their marriage should end in divorce. The solution comes in the form of a postnuptial agreement that will protect each spouse's interests during the division of assets and property.

Does a single mother automatically have sole child custody?

More and more people nationwide, including in New Jersey, choose not to marry. A significant percentage of children are born out of wedlock, and while many couples parent those children in the same way that married parents would do, there are cases in which there are absent fathers. If a child is born and the birth certificate indicates no father, the mother might have questions about her legal child custody rights.

Do I need a prenuptial agreement?

The conversation around prenuptial agreements is changing, thanks in part to the younger generation. What used to be a sometimes-hurtful subject and one people would avoid talking about is becoming more commonplace in conversation.

Establishing paternity is not only about child support

Sometimes, single mothers prefer to keep their pregnancies secret. Regardless of the reason for such a decision, it can prevent a mother and her child from gaining certain legal benefits. If not for child support, why would a single mother in New Jersey want to establish paternity formally?

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