While most couples don’t like to contemplate the dissolution of their marriage before it’s even begun, it’s important that you consult with an experienced family law attorney before you tie the knot. At Salvaggio Law Group, our New Jersey Attorneys frequently work with individuals throughout New Jersey to identify ways in which they can best protect their interests and property in the event of a divorce or the death of a spouse. A prenuptial agreement is a legally-binding document that outlines how financial matters will be handled after a marriage has dissolved. These agreements are very important if one or both spouses bring significant assets to the marriage or have children from a previous relationship that they want to protect. Although both parties may be in agreement, each individual must retain their own attorney and disclose all assets and relevant financial information. After an appropriate review period, both parties must sign the agreement for it to be legally binding.
During the course of a marriage, a lot can change. Children often enter the picture; one spouse inherits a large sum of money while the other receives a big promotion, and raise at work. When these changes occur, a couple may find that they need new legal safeguards to protect their individual interests and those of their children. A post-nuptial agreement, also known as a mid-marriage agreement, functions much like a pre-nuptial agreement in that it creates a plan for division of assets in the event of separation, divorce or death. While pre-nuptial agreements generally protect the property that each party brings to the marriage, post-nuptial agreements are designed to address assets acquired during the course of the marriage. It’s important to note that the court is more inclined to evaluate and scrutinize the terms of a post-nuptial agreement to ensure the distribution is fair and there was no fraud involved or undue influence exercised by either of the parties. Working exclusively in family law, the New Jersey Attorneys of Salvaggio Law Group offers specialized experience and knowledge, and will work closely with you to draft a post-nuptial agreement that protects what you’ve worked hard to achieve. If there are any challenges to the agreement, we will defend it in a court of law.
Many married couples decide to separate before they take the final step of divorce.In New Jersey, there is really no formal proceeding for a legal separation. A marital separation agreement is a document, agreed upon by both parties, that outlines the terms of the separation including the division of property, how joint debts will be handled, spousal support and even the details of child custody. While this document is not filed with the court, it is legally binding and should be taken very seriously as the terms within the separation agreement are often used as the basis for a Marital Settlement Agreement. If you are contemplating separation from your spouse, it’s imperative that you consult with a family law attorney who can ensure the terms set forth in the agreement are fair and protect your best interests now and in the future.
A Marital Settlement Agreement (MSA) contains clauses pertaining to property and debt division, child support and child custody following a divorce. Typically, with this type of agreement, both parties with the help of their attorneys, or a mediator, decide on fair and equitable terms that will accompany the dissolution of the marriage. The MSA is then filedwith the court and is included in the divorcing spouses’ final judgment of divorce. It’s important to remember that the MSA will have a long term impact on you and your children as you will continue to be bound by its terms long after your divorce. To ensure your best interests are protected, it’s imperative that you retain an attorney early on in the divorce process.
At Salvaggio Law Group, we understand that legal issues surrounding marriage and divorce are often unpleasant and emotional. We take time to understand your priorities and goals, and then work as a team to reach a cost-effective resolution that protects what matters most to you.
The staff at Salvaggio were terrific. They helped navigate my custody issue in a timely manner. The best part of the process was that they listened and asked questions so that together we formulated a plan of action that I was comfortable with. I have worked with other attorneys and found the services provided here superior. I would definitely recommend them.
T.T. | Previous Client
I hired Salvaggio Law Group to represent me after my ex-wife filled a post-judgement motion. Salvaggio Law Group was able to draw quick closure to what would have otherwise been a financially and emotionally costly and drawn out endeavor with a rather unreasonable opponent. I couldn’t be more pleased with the manner in which Salvaggio Law Group addressed the post-judgement motion and ultimately got to a favorable outcome. I found the Salvaggio Law Group Team to be professional, knowledgeable, talented and most importantly aligned with what was important to me through this process. I would recommend Salvaggio Law Group to anyone wrestling with the difficulties of divorce and in need of competent and capable representation.
W.W. | Previous Client
No divorce is ever easy. Salvaggio Law Group helped me recognize what is truly important through the process. David's guidance helped me grow as a person and parent. We worked collaboratively on my settlement, where I felt I had a voice in my agreement. I would definitely recommend Salvaggio Law Group to anyone who needs a Divorce and Family Law Firm.
J.G. | Previous Client
The other attorneys did everything in their power to prolong this litigation. But Salvaggio Law Group has been unwavering and has done an outstanding job in spite of their tactics. I would highly recommend them to anyone who wants excellent litigators and tireless advocates for justice.
J.D. | Previous Client
As with any divorce, no one party ends up getting everything that they want. Salvaggio Law Group really focused on what was important to me and really made sure that those concerns were addressed during the process. They also made sure that I got out of a bad situation ASAP with the least amount of pain (financial and emotional) as possible. All the court filings were thorough and they presented my case very well. I would definitely recommend Salvaggio Law Group to anyone who needs the best legal representation in a divorce.
A.J. | Previous Client
What impressed me most about Salvaggio Law Group LLC was their knowledge and professionalism. I was extremely satisfied with their handling of my case. The whole staff was always ready and willing to help as needed. I wish that I did not have to go through the divorce, but I am happy that Salvaggio Law Group handled my case. They were exceptional.
J.V. | Previous Client
I would definitely refer someone to Salvaggio Law Group LLC. I work with many attorneys as part of my profession and found them to be talented, well versed in the law, and good negotiators who ensured that a fair and reasonable outcome was achieved. They were always better prepared and more knowledgeable than the other side's attorney. They also showed me how I could save time and legal fees by doing a lot of the documentation work myself. All of my calls and e-mails to Salvaggio Law Group were promptly addressed, and their interactions with me were always very professional and courteous.
P.F. | Previous Client
When Salvaggio Law Group agreed to represent me in my custody case, I was at the end of my rope. My ex-wife had custody of our two young children, who were suffering terribly because of her instability and failure to properly take care of them. They took the time to get all of the facts, really listened to what I had to say and worked long and hard to get me custody. I could not be happier, and my children are much better off. If you have a tough child custody case, hire Salvaggio Law Group!
G.B. | Previous Client
I hired Salvaggio Law Group, after my ex-wife filed a Motion to force me to pay additional child support and college expenses. My ex-wife was being represented by another supposedly “prominent” Morris County Divorce Law Firm. Salvaggio Law Group immediately focused on the clear deficiencies in the other side’s Motion, submitted a great set of papers to the Judge and was able to get the Motion dismissed in its entirety. Needless to say, I was tremendously happy with the job that they did for me and would definitely recommend Salvaggio Law Group to anyone else who needs the best Divorce and Family Law Firm in New Jersey.
J.C. | Previous Client