Telling Your Partner You Want a Prenuptial Agreement in Case of a Virginia Divorce

Posted on Mar 5, 2011 by Hofheimer Family Law

If you’re planning to marry and you feel that a prenuptial agreement is right for you, you’ll have to discuss this matter with your fiancé. Discussing your desire for a prenuptial agreement in the case of a Virginia divorce isn’t always easy. You may be concerned that your partner will feel hurt or be offended by the suggestion.

While discussing a prenuptial agreement may seem a rather unromantic task, it doesn’t have to be a painful one. Keep the lines of communication open and be prepared to speak your mind and listen to your partner’s feedback.

To have a successful conversation about a prenuptial agreement, be sure to highlight the ways in which the agreement would benefit your partner and your relationship overall. A prenuptial agreement protects both people in the relationship, not just the wealthier party.

It may also help to mention some facts and statistics about marriage and divorce, but if you think this would sound too cold, skip it. Instead, you can direct your partner to books and websites that clearly and concisely explain the facts about prenuptial agreements.

You and your partner can also discuss the option of a premarital agreement with a financial counselor. Financial counseling prior to marriage can help you and your partner iron out a number of money concerns before walking down the aisle.

It’s important when having this conversation to reassure your partner that you have faith in the relationship. If you and your partner choose to go with a prenuptial agreement, you will be discussing a wide range of financial matters and other issues that aren’t always easy to talk about. It’s best to hone your communication skills as early in your marriage as possible.

Contacting a Virginia Family Law Attorney

If a prenuptial agreement is a factor in your Virginia divorce, it is important that you work with a Virginia family law attorney who can help you understand your legal standing and your legal options. At Hofheimer Family Law Firm we are committed to providing you with the experience and compassion you deserve and the successful results you need to move on with your life. Request a FREE copy of our divorce guide for women in Virginia, or reserve your seat at our monthly divorce seminar – 757-425-5200.