NJ Post-nuptial Mediation

Post-nuptial agreements are similar to prenuptial agreements except they are executed after a marriage.  They can be used for many items such as pre-planning a divorce, changing a prenuptial agreement or helping couples agree upon marital arrangements such as financial issues, chores, etc.

I have had some divorce mediations find the couple reconciling (perhaps as a result of better communications via the mediation) and not want to waste the work that went into the divorce mediation in case things do not work out.  I converted the Memorandum of Understanding into a post-nuptial agreement for their attorneys to review.

Mediation is an ideal setting to negotiate a post-nuptial agreement.  Mediation is a collaborative environment rather than an adversarial one often used by lawyers.  Post-nuptial agreements, while not mandated by New Jersey law, should always be reviewed by an attorney.  This will minimize the risk of such an agreement not being upheld because of lack of full disclosure, undue influence or duress.

If you have any questions about New Jersey post-nups or want to start the process, please feel free to contact me.


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Mediation Quick Facts:

  • A mediated divorce often costs less than 1/3rd of a litigated divorce
  • Mediation can finalize a divorce in much less time than litigation -- months versus years
  • You lose none of your rights by mediating
  • Mediation is confidential
  • Make decisions about your future for yourself
  • Parties are more satisfied with terms they agree to in mediation than terms imposed by a court
  • Agreements obtained through mediation are far less likely to end up back in court
  • Mediation is a forward-looking process (where do you go from here)
  • Mediation can be used to resolve many types of disputes, including the dissolutions of gay and lesbian (same-sex) relationships, civil unions, domestic partnerships and commercial and community disputes
  • Mediation allows you to get on with your life more quickly