In the past, prenuptial agreements were reserved for the upper class. Today, they are more commonplace among everyday couples with…
Premarital Agreement Lawyers In Northern Virginia
Divorce is one of the most common legal issues in the country, and Northern Virginia is no exception. To minimize personal financial loss, possible property and asset loss, and more, consider signing a premarital agreement with your spouse.
Graham Law Firm specializes in premarital (prenuptial) agreements in Northern Virginia, including Leesburg, Fairfax, Alexandria, and more.
Call us at 703-687-6817 or schedule a consultation with our award-winning family law attorneys in Northern Virginia to protect you and your spouse from future damages caused by divorce.
What Is a Premarital Agreement?
Also known as a prenuptial agreement throughout Northern Virginia, premarital agreements are documents protecting separate properties (between you and your fiancé) in the event of a future divorce.
Any property brought into your marriage is considered separate under Virginia law in the event of divorce. A premarital agreement can ensure your property remains yours after a divorce, as well as guarantee that any income or assets accumulated during the marriage will ever become marital property, or that no spousal support (alimony) will be owed after a divorce.
Pros & Cons of Premarital Agreements
To some couples, a premarital agreement is a sign their marriage is doomed from day one. This logic can’t be further from the truth. Working with an experienced divorce lawyer to create a premarital agreement has many pros and cons, including:
Advantages of Premarital Agreements
Making a prenup can:
- Protect separate property
- Minimize conflict during divorice
- Protect assets from spouse’s creditors
- Protects inheritances from children in a previous marriage
- Facilitate communication of important assets and issues prior to marriage
- Establish procedures and ground rules for deciding future matters
Disadvantages of Premarital Agreements
Making a prenup can also:
- Cause unnecessary tension between you and your fiancé
- Imply your marriage isn’t forever
- Seem selfish
- Complicate future marriage discussions and situations
Get a Premarital Agreement In Northern Virginia
At Graham Law Firm, our Northern Virginia premarital agreement attorneys understand the potential impact a premarital agreement may have on your marriage. We approach all premarital agreements with caution, ensuring your most vital assets are protected in the event of a divorce.
If you’re entering a marriage and want to ensure the security of your assets, schedule a consultation with our premarital agreement lawyers in Northern Virginia.
Arlington County (VA): Arlington & Crystal City
Fairfax County (VA): Annandale, Herndon, Laurel Hill, McLean, Reston, Tysons Corner & Vienna
Fauquier County (VA): Bealeton, Orlean, Warrenton
Loudoun County (VA): Ashburn, Leesburg, Purcellville, Sterling
Prince William County (VA): Gainesville, Lake Ridge, Woodbridge
Northern VA: City of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Great Falls, Manassas, Manassas Park & Winchester