Weehawken, NJ asked in Family Law for New Jersey

Q: How can you make spousal support fair in a prenup?

My fiancé want to put contingencies on spousal support based on having a child and limiting it to $1000.00 a month. I believe it is based on his current income. What happens if his income grows or he gets a large inheritance? There are other contingencies as well. Should I ask for a percentage rather than a specific amount?

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Adam Brown
Adam Brown
Answered
  • Hoboken, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: You could ask for a percentage, that would protect your marital lifestyle better. Inheritance is a separate issue, which could also be agreed-upon in the prenup. If I were you, I would consult with an attorney about the entire agreement before signing. These agreements will definitely impact your divorce.

Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer
Answered
  • Clifton, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: You need to consult with an experienced matrimonial attorney who has experience drafting prenuptial agreements. This is extremely important matter and will have profound expenses if you get divorced.

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