Prenuptial Agreements

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Helping Clients With Prenuptial Agreements in Spotsylvania & Stafford Counties

Whether you are getting married for the first time or are getting ready to enter a second or subsequent marriage, it is important to consider entering into a prenuptial agreement with your future spouse. Although it is not a pleasant topic to discuss, a prenuptial agreement can save you a lot of stress and heartache if you and your spouse ever decide to divorce.

Prenuptial agreements, also commonly referred to as “prenups,” are legal documents that outline how a couple’s assets and debts will be divided in the event of a divorce. Prenuptial agreements can also address whether one spouse will be entitled to alimony, or spousal support, and how much they will receive. This can help you avoid future disputes and expensive legal battles.


To speak with an experienced Fredericksburg prenuptial agreement attorney, give us a call at (540) 999-1886 or contact us online today.


What is a Prenuptial Agreement?

A prenuptial agreement is a contract that is entered into by two people who are about to get married. The agreement will outline how the couple’s assets and debts will be divided if they get divorced. Prenuptial agreements can also address whether one spouse will be entitled to alimony and, if so, how much they will receive.

Typically, prenuptial agreements will cover the following:

  • How the couple’s assets and debts will be divided if they divorce
  • Whether one spouse will be entitled to alimony and, if so, how much they will receive
  • How the couple’s property will be distributed if one spouse dies
  • How the couple’s assets will be divided if one spouse files for bankruptcy
  • How the couple’s assets will be divided if one spouse is sued for a debt
  • Whether the couple will have joint or separate bank accounts
  • How the couple will pay their bills
  • How the couple will file their taxes
  • Who will be responsible for paying for any credit card debt that is incurred during the marriage
  • Whether the couple will have a joint credit card
  • Whether one spouse will be entitled to the other spouse’s retirement benefits

Although prenuptial agreements are often associated with the wealthy and the famous, anyone can benefit from having a prenuptial agreement in place. Prenuptial agreements can help couples avoid future disputes and expensive legal battles.

For example, if you own a business, a prenuptial agreement can protect your business from being divided in the event of a divorce. Similarly, if you have children from a previous marriage, a prenuptial agreement can ensure that your children will receive the inheritance that you intend for them to receive.

However, it is important to keep in mind that prenuptial agreements cannot be used to determine child custody or child support. These issues will be decided by a judge based on the best interests of the child at the time of the divorce.

If you are considering entering into a prenuptial agreement with your future spouse, you should consult with an experienced family law attorney. An attorney can help you draft a prenuptial agreement that will protect your interests and comply with the law.

Benefits of a Prenuptial Agreement

Although it is not a pleasant topic to discuss, a prenuptial agreement can save you a lot of stress and heartache if you and your spouse ever decide to divorce. A prenuptial agreement can help you avoid future disputes and expensive legal battles. It can also make the divorce process go more smoothly.

Here are some of the ways that a prenuptial agreement can protect you:

  • It can protect your business from being divided in the event of a divorce
  • It can protect your children from a previous marriage
  • It can protect your retirement benefits
  • It can protect your inheritance
  • It can protect you from being responsible for your spouse’s credit card debt
  • It can protect your separate property
  • It can protect you from paying alimony

How Can a Prenuptial Agreement Protect My Business?

If you own a business, you may be wondering how a prenuptial agreement can protect your business from being divided in the event of a divorce. Fortunately, a prenuptial agreement can be an effective tool for protecting your business.

When a couple gets a divorce, the court will divide their assets and debts based on the principles of “equitable distribution.” Equitable distribution means that the couple’s assets and debts will be divided in a way that is fair, but not necessarily equal.

When deciding how to divide a couple’s assets and debts, the court will consider a number of factors, including the length of the marriage, the age and health of the parties, the contributions of each party to the marriage, the earning capacity of each party, and whether one party will be responsible for the care of the couple’s children.

However, a court will not divide a couple’s assets and debts if they have a valid prenuptial agreement that addresses these issues.

Therefore, if you own a business and are getting ready to get married, you should consider entering into a prenuptial agreement with your future spouse. A prenuptial agreement can protect your business from being divided in the event of a divorce.

However, it is important to keep in mind that a prenuptial agreement can only protect the assets and debts that you own at the time that the agreement is entered into. Therefore, if you start a business after you get married, the business will not be protected by the prenuptial agreement.

Similarly, if you and your spouse start a business together after you get married, the business will not be protected by the prenuptial agreement. In these situations, the business will be considered marital property and will be divided in the event of a divorce.


To speak with an experienced Fredericksburg prenuptial agreement attorney, give us a call at (540) 999-1886 or contact us online today.


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