Drafting And Reviewing Prenuptial Agreements

Something that many soon-to-be-married couples here in Fairfax County should consider before getting married is a prenuptial agreement that can resolve certain issues if the couple decides to divorce in the future. However, while prenuptial agreements can be a useful tool for many people, they are not for everybody. Too often people enter into prenuptial agreements when they would be better off without one.

At Russell W. Ray, PLLC, our experienced family law attorneys can work with you and give you the legal advice you need to decide if a prenuptial agreement is in your best interest. We understand Virginia family law and can help you draft or review a prenuptial agreement.

What A Prenuptial Agreement Can And Cannot Do

If you decide that you would like to negotiate a prenuptial agreement with your partner, it is important that you understand what it can contain. A prenuptial agreement will not resolve issues such as child custody, visitation and child support.

A prenuptial agreement, however, can go a long way toward determining property division and spousal support in the event you get a divorce. If you are preparing for a second marriage and own substantial assets, a prenuptial agreement could be useful in protecting what you have already earned, including a home, business interests and retirement savings.

Beware of one-size-fits-all prenuptial agreements that some family law attorneys offer. Our lawyers will work with you to get a full understanding of you and your future partner's financial circumstances and help you determine if a prenuptial agreement is in your best interest.

Contact us today at 703-552-4028 if you have questions about prenuptial agreements or if you need a lawyer to review one on your behalf.