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Helping Couples With Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements in Virginia

There is no better time to create a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement than during the engagement period or the honeymoon period. During this time, couples are often the most excited about their future together. They are more likely to cooperate and compromise in order to make their marriage work.

Our Fairfax attorneys have negotiated and drafted numerous marital agreements, both prenuptial and postnuptial. We will help you draft a valid agreement that meets the needs of both parties. That way, you can enjoy your engagement and marriage without having to worry about whether you're on the same page as your partner.

Protect your assets and your marriage—contact our Fairfax postnuptial and prenuptial agreement lawyer today!

Is a Prenup or Postnup Right for You?

Our Fairfax marital agreement attorneys can assist clients with drafting, negotiating, and reviewing both prenups and postnups. We can also help you determine which agreement is the best for you and your partner.

Let's take a look at the difference between prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.

What Is a Prenuptial Agreement & Why Get One?

A prenup is an agreement between a couple drafted prior to their marriage. It can outline various terms concerning:

When the parties have signed, this agreement becomes effective on the date of marriage.

What Is a Postnuptial Agreement?

A postnup is drafted after a couple is married and can include many of the same issues as prenuptial agreements. It may also address issues concerning children born or adopted during the marriage, including custody and child support.

This agreement becomes effective on the date when both parties have signed. Entering into a postnuptial agreement is an alternative to trial for divorcing spouses to resolve all issues resulting from the dissolution of their marriage. These agreements may be included in a court order, often without the need for a court hearing.

Benefits of a Prenuptial or Postnuptial Agreement

Getting a prenup or postnup can come with the following benefits:

  • Planning for the marriage: In many ways, the process of creating a prenuptial agreement can also be seen as a way for couples to plan for their marriage. You can outline expectations and resolve disagreements regarding finances at this early stage to avoid disputes down the road.
  • Planning for divorce: In the event that the marriage does not work, entering into a postnuptial agreement allows the parties to resolve matters concerning finances, who will remain in the marital residence, and child custody without going through the stress, expense, and uncertainty of a trial. You will find peace of mind knowing that your interests are legally protected by an agreement that was negotiated on your behalf by one of our experienced and competent marital agreement attorneys.

Why Hire a Prenup/Postnup Lawyer?

Firm founders Christopher Malinowski and Melanie Hubbard have each co-authored chapters of the Virginia Continuing Legal Education handbook Negotiating and Drafting Marital Agreements, and Chris has lectured extensively on the subject to judges, other attorneys, and legal professionals throughout Virginia.

Our Fairfax marital agreement lawyers can work with you to obtain a postnup or prenup that is fair, balanced, and protects your assets and legal interests. You can also be confident that your agreement will be enforceable in court if you and your spouse ultimately decide to go your separate ways.

Contact Our Fairfax Marital Agreement Lawyer to Learn More

If you need guidance drafting, negotiating, or reviewing a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement, contact our Fairfax marital agreement attorney today.

All too often, these agreements are found to be unenforceable years later. That's why our prenup and postnup attorneys will do everything we can to ensure your agreement is one that works for you and one that will hold up in court.

Call (703) 935-4222 to reach our office or contact our Fairfax marital agreement lawyer online now!

What Sets Us Apart?

We're Committed to Providing:
  • Honest Advice, Accessible Communication
  • Effective Solutions Tailored to Each Client
  • Tenacious in the Courtroom
  • Compassionate, Hands-On Guidance

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