In Virginia, premarital agreements are increasingly popular ways of setting the terms of a marriage. They can resolve issues over premarital assets, premarital debts, how property will be divided in the event of a divorce, and whether spousal support will be paid in the event of a divorce.
To ensure that a marital, premarital, or prenuptial agreement has only the provisions that you desire, you need the guidance of an experienced family law attorney. At Maddox & Gerock, P.C., of Falls Church, in Northern Virginia, our lawyers have many years of experience with premarital agreements, and can work closely with you to make sure your specifics needs are met.
Shortcut Prenups Can Be Dangerous
Often, people needing a premarital agreement will try to use shortcuts such as buying a lengthy pre-made agreement and signing it. Not until a divorce do they realize the dangers of signing a generic agreement. Such agreements contain many provisions that can jeopardize your chances of getting a fair divorce settlement.
At Maddox & Gerock, P.C., our attorneys closely follow all Virginia laws that apply to marital and premarital agreements. Under the provisions of the Uniform Premarital Agreement Act, premarital agreements are treated the same as marital agreements, and all are fully enforceable. Thus, understanding your rights and Virginia law prior to entering into any agreement, whether before or during a marriage, is essential.
For more information about the specifics of prenuptial, marital, and premarital agreements, contact our lawyers today. We will respond quickly and help you understand the legal issues involved. For further information about a variety of legal topics please visit our E-Newsletter, our Web Blog our Family Law Information Center, or our Child Custody & Visitation Practice Center.