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Wherever you and your spouse are in the legal process, reconciliation agreements are a way to address the issues that led to the desire for divorce. It is important that reconciliation agreements take into account all major marital disputes and identify concrete and achievable solutions to these problems. Lawyers for our couples in Denville will work with you and your spouse to identify the issues that need to be addressed and ensure that both parties are satisfied with the terms of your reconciliation agreement. Therefore, while a pre-marriage or post-marriage agreement between the couple is not automatically enforced by the court and the details of the divorce are always taken into account, the court is more likely to enforce the agreement than not to enforce it, provided that the agreement was originally entered into in accordance with the general terms of fairness. There is no specific date for the collapse of a marriage where reconciliation agreements can be concluded. It could be that the couple wants to protect themselves and their fortunes from future developments at the first sign of difficulties in a marriage, or it could be used as a method to give marriage a second chance after a period of separation. Reconciliation agreements are implemented when the parties have separated and are considering reconciling and continuing their marriage, but one or both parties only want to do so if there are explicit conditions that provide for the outcome in the event of marriage breakdown. Another advantage of these contracts is that they are „post-nuptial“ agreements (unlike pre-marital agreements) and it is therefore more likely that the Court of Justice will tend to have the parties comply with their terms when a party tries to abstain from them. However, there have been no cases decided in Jersey asking the court to enforce such agreements. In addition, reconciliation contracts, even if they do not cost as much as a divorce, can result in an additional cost for divorce if added, as much of the same procedures must be repeated during divorce.