Protecting Your Future Before You Walk Down The Aisle
Planning a wedding and looking forward to the future is an exciting time for every engaged Virginia couple, but there are things you should consider beyond the color of the flowers and flavor of the cake. It is in your interests to look to your future and take steps to put the appropriate legal protections in place.
The attorneys at Bristle Law, can help you do this by drafting a strong and enforceable prenuptial agreement. It may not seem like a romantic thing to do or even necessary, but having this type of contract can ensure that a potential divorce in the future does not expose you to unnecessary financial loss and other risks.
What Can A Prenup Do For You?
Prenuptial agreements are not just for the rich and famous. These contracts can protect the interests of any couple preparing to walk down the aisle. You may consider the following things you can do with a prenup:
- Outline division of marital property in case of a divorce
- Specify financial responsibilities of each spouse during marriage
- List separate property, that is property not eligible for division in divorce
- Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
- Explain how both parties will handle marital debt in a divorce
In order for a prenuptial agreement to be enforceable in Virginia, it must be in writing and voluntarily signed by both parties. This type of protection is important, regardless of your wealth or income level, because it eliminates the need for property division disputes in divorce and allows you to protect your future financial interests.
Discuss Your Prenup With A Lawyer Today
You can learn more about the benefits of a prenuptial agreement and protecting your future by calling our Manassas office at 703-278-2027 or email us for an appointment. Our lawyers offer low-cost initial consultations for family law clients.