While it may not seem like the greatest gesture of romance and devotion, a prenuptial agreement, or “prenup,” is a practical and legally binding contract that provides many benefits to couples about to walk down the aisle. Surprisingly, many marital troubles and disagreements can be circumvented just by signing a prenuptial agreement. Plus, should divorce be in your future, you and your spouse can avoid any animosity because your negotiations have been prearranged.
Only a valid prenuptial agreement can hold up in court, so it’s important to seek legal guidance before you start drafting any documents. At DiPietro Law Group, PLLC, we can help you negotiate and establish a solid prenuptial agreement that benefits both you and your spouse.
If you’re interested in drafting a prenuptial agreement, contact our prenuptial agreement lawyers in Washington, D.C. at (202) 902-9587.
Understanding the Benefits of a Prenup
A prenuptial agreement isn’t just for wealthy couples with copious assets. When a spouse enters marriage with unresolved insecurities about their finances or marital obligations, it can lead to stressful exchanges and marital conflict. By drafting a prenuptial agreement before saying, “I do,” couples are given an excellent opportunity to discuss their individual concerns and relationship anxieties in a safe space.
During a divorce, your prenuptial agreement can address the following marital concerns:
- How should individual and shared assets and property be divided?
- Which debts are shared and who is responsible for paying them?
- How will child custody be determined?
- Which spouse is responsible for paying child and/or spousal support?
- What happens to any jointly owned businesses?
When a marriage ends, a prenuptial agreement can protect a couple’s individual interests and prevent their marital property from being unfairly distributed. It can also expedite the divorce process because the negotiations have already been completed. The court will only dispute a prenuptial agreement if it is unfair to one spouse or doesn’t provide for a child’s best interests. For this reason, it’s important to hire an attorney experienced in developing prenuptial agreements.
Schedule a Consultation
Contact the Washington, DC prenuptial agreement lawyers at DiPietro Law Group, PLLC if you’re ready to draft your prenuptial agreement. We can facilitate communication and cooperation between you and your future spouse to ensure that you’re both satisfied with the final agreement.
Call DiPietro Law Group, PLLC at (202) 902-9587to schedule a consultation.