Pre-Marital Financial Counseling

Posted on Nov 10, 2010 by Hofheimer Family Law

Many women going through Virginia divorce know that financial disagreement can destroy a marriage. The financial problems of a marriage will usually crop up in the divorce, so it’s important to have good counsel on your side. If you’re facing a divorce, contact an experienced Newport News divorce attorney early in the process to best protect your financial interests.

In some cases, Virginia divorce as a result of financial disagreement may be prevented with some basic pre-marital financial counseling. A couple that doesn’t understand money matters or cannot successfully communicate about them is bound to face some trouble on the home front.

The recent recession has tested many marriages and brought to light the importance of financial counseling in the early stages of a relationship.

Polls show that 75% of people will remarry after a divorce; most within 4 years of the dissolution of their marriage. While little can be done about a divorce that has already happened, Virginia women who have divorced over financial disagreements can plan for a better outcome if they decide to remarry.

Financial education services for couples aren’t difficult to find. Some couples’ counselors who offer pre-marital counseling integrate financial planning as part of their services, and some financial planners have started to offer special workshops that focus on engaged couples.

A financial counselor will help the couple to understand their financial situation and create a plan that will help them reach their future goals. If it is determined that the couple should look into the possibility of a pre-marital agreement (also known as a pre-nuptial agreement), they can seek the counsel of a Newport News divorce attorney.

Contacting a Newport News Divorce Attorney

Our Newport News divorce attorneys care about your rights, the welfare and happiness of your children and your financial security. Let us use our unique experience and legal knowledge to help you focus on your goals for the future and your family. To learn more about Virginia divorce, request a complimentary copy of our guide, What Every Virginia Woman Should Know About Divorce, or reserve your seat at our monthly divorce seminar – 757-425-5200.