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Virginia Prenuptial Agreements

Couple signing prenuptial agreementIf you are getting married, you plan for that marriage to last forever. Nobody wants to think about the possibility that your new union might end in divorce. But it is important to understand that marriage is a legal contract that may affect property you currently own and the rights of your children. For many couples, a prenuptial agreement is a way to responsibly protect assets and collaborate on important decisions.

Virginia Beach family law attorneys for your premarital agreement

A prenuptial agreement may be drawn up to address a range of issues. While the couple hopes to never need its protection in the future, knowing that the document exists can provide a level of confidence and security. Our family law attorneys can advise you on the issues that are relevant to your situation, and draft a document that addresses issues such as:

  • Property and asset division
  • Investments and savings
  • Health Insurance
  • Child custody rights
  • Inheritances and estates
  • Spousal support issues

Our attorneys strive to make sure your premarital agreement is enforceable and contractually binding so that you can rest assured your needs are met. We are also able to draft post marital agreements for couples who have already married, but wish to sign an agreement after the fact. With a legal agreement in place, you can focus on your future happiness with your new partner.

Experienced Virginia prenuptial law attorneys

It is important that you understand what can and not be enforced by a prenuptial agreement, and that both parties fully understand the document that they are signing. Simply having a prenuptial agreement does not necessarily mean it is valid. Prenuptial agreements may not be enforceable under certain situations, such as if one spouse was under duress while signing,  the agreement was clearly unfair to one of the parties, the agreement is not written clearly, assets were hidden or not revealed while drawing up the original document, or one of the spouse’s was not adequately represented by legal counsel. Our office is available to both defend and challenge the legality of prenuptial agreements during divorce and child custody matters. Contact our office by email or call today (757) 422-4646. In addition to Virginia Beach, we also service Norfolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Newport News, Hampton, Williamsburg, and Yorktown, as well as the surrounding counties of Northampton, Isle of Wight, York, and James City.