It’s a common misconception that a prenuptial agreement signifies a couple’s lack of faith in the strength of their marriage. The truth is that pre-nuptial agreements don’t have any hidden meaning or agenda; they reflect the simple fact that nobody can predict the future.
You can’t be certain if or when your marriage will end in divorce, or what financial or property issues may arise during the marriage that need to be considered in ways you never thought of.
It might not be enough for your pre-nuptial agreement to say that the house on Main Street will belong to you or your spouse. What if you decide to sell the house on Main Street two years after you were married? What if your spouse pays the entire mortgage during the marriage? What if you add on a deck? When forming a satisfactory pre-nuptial agreement you need to be to anticipate a variety of financial transactions and decisions that will occur down the line.
The family law attorneys at Zelnick and Erickson can help you plan for the future by helping you define property as well as lay the legal groundwork for financial decisions that may occur years into your marriage. Our goal is to listen to you and your soon-to-be spouse’s individual needs and create a positive pre-nuptial agreement that can offer important protection and peace of mind as you begin your new lives together.
You can get started by requesting a case review where you can tell us briefly about your pre-nuptial needs and a team member from our family law practice will get back to you shortly. You can also call us directly at 703-494-7171 to set up a consultation.