A common misconception is that prenuptial agreements should be reserved for the wealthy, when in fact any couple can benefit from entering into an agreement before marriage. There is also the misconception that asking for a prenuptial agreement means that a person does not love or trust his or her future spouse. Again, the exact opposite is true.
Prenuptial Agreements Can Benefits Everyone Involved
At the Fairfax law firm of Kearney, Freeman, Fogarty & Joshi, PLLC, our lawyers have seen the benefits of prenuptial agreements firsthand. We have drafted and reviewed these documents for the wealthy, as well as for those of modest means. We invite you to learn the benefits you could receive from a prenuptial agreement during a consultation at our office.
Please call our Fairfax family law office toll free at 877-652-1553 today to speak with an experienced attorney. You may also contact our lawyers online and a member of our team will be in touch shortly.
What Can and Can't Be Included in a Prenuptial Agreement?
Many issues can be addressed in a prenuptial agreement, including:
- Division of property in case of divorce
- Amount, duration or waiver of spousal support
- Clarifying what will be separate property and marital property
- Protection from debts and liabilities
Prenuptial agreements are not a means to avoid responsibilities or establish certain rules during marriage, however, which is why courts will disallow clauses in prenuptial agreements that:
- Establishing or limiting child support, custody or visitation rights
- Offer a financial incentive for encouraging divorce
- Address other personal issues such as child raising, household responsibilities, having pets, etc.
Prenuptial agreements may not be enforced if there has not been financial disclosure by both parties or if the terms are unconscionable.
Contact Our Virginia Marital Agreement Attorneys to Learn More About Prenuptials
Our attorneys look forward to helping you realize the many benefits prenuptial agreements can provide. Please schedule an initial consultation at our office today by calling toll free at 877-652-1553 or by contacting our law firm online.