Reconciliation Agreements Attorney in Jersey City
Helping Clients Mend Relationships
A reconciliation agreement, also known as a mid-marriage agreement, is a type of post-nuptial agreement. These agreements are generally entered into by a couple interested in healing a marriage that is on the path to divorce. At D'Alessandro & Cieckiewicz, P.C., we help our clients prepare reconciliation agreements. A Jersey City reconciliation agreements lawyer from our firm can guide you through the process and ensure that your interests are represented in the agreement.
Preparing a Reconciliation Agreement
While a reconciliation agreement is a type of post-nuptial agreement, there are factors that make it unique. The purpose of this type of agreement is to help a couple heal their marriage when there were problems that were serious enough for the couple to separate. Generally, if one spouse is planning to file or has filed divorce papers, that spouse may agree to remain married and not file for divorce, often in exchange for financial or property rights.
Enforcing the Agreement in New Jersey
When deciding to enforce an agreement, the court will consider the terms of the agreement to determine its validity. It is better to avoid vague terms in preparing the document in order to increase the likelihood that the court will enforce the agreement. The agreement should include detailed information about all promises and property rights being made by each party.
The requirements are similar to other pre and post-nuptial agreements, such as:
- Both parties having the advice of an attorney
- Voluntarily entering into the agreement
- Providing full financial disclosure to the other party
- Absence of any coercion or duress
Determining the fairness of an agreement is left to the discretion of the court. For this reason, it can be difficult to predict whether the court will or will not enforce the agreement. It is always advisable to seek the advice of a Jersey City reconciliation agreements attorney. We assist clients in preparing carefully thought out agreements that contain the details the court will be looking for when determining validity.
To further discuss your options or to learn more about reconciliation agreement, call our firm at (201) 561-8441 for an appointment.