Prenups and Virginia Divorce: Why Prenuptial Agreements are on the Rise

Posted on Feb 28, 2012 by Hofheimer Family Law

Many people considering marriage have questions about prenuptial agreements. These agreements can be useful for some couples because they protect your assets in case of a Virginia divorce.

Prenups have played a role in marriage for hundreds of years. They help ensure that the couple’s assets will be divided fairly in case of a split or the death of one partner. Despite the fact that a prenup is a practical and logical step for many couples, some people still hold negative views about these documents.

True, a prenup is not the most romantic part of your wedding planning but it can serve you well down the line. With around 40 percent of marriages ending in divorce, more and more couples are taking a realistic view, dispelling the inaccurate myths, and drafting a prenuptial agreement prior to their marriage.

They understand that it is a lot easier to negotiate the terms of an agreement of this kind while their union is still strong. They also may see prenuptial agreements as a way to show respect for each other, looking out for their financial futures.

Prenups aren’t for everyone. Young couples just starting out probably do not need one. However, if you or your spouse-to-be has any significant assets going into the marriage, you might want to consider if a prenup would benefit you in case of Virginia divorce.

Contacting a Virginia Divorce

The decision to file for divorce usually comes at the end of a long and painful journey. In addition to the emotional turmoil involved, there’s also a lot of fear and uncertainty about what the future holds. Concerns about children, mortgages, and even just paying the bills or buying groceries can easily become overwhelming.

An attorney at Hofheimer Family Law Firm can examine the specifics of your case to help you decide how much support to ask for, what child custody arrangement will work best for you and your children, and how to fairly divide your marital assets. Request a FREE copy of our divorce book for women in Virginia, or reserve your seat at our monthly divorce seminar – 757-425-5200.