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Category Archives: premarital agreements

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7 Reasons a Virginia Court Could Find Your Prenuptial Agreement Invalid

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

If you go through the time and expense of drafting a prenuptial agreement, you want it to stand up in court. Drafting one yourself is risky because a court can declare the entire agreement invalid if you have invalid clauses or your soon to be ex-spouse has grounds to challenge it. It’s recommended that… Read More »

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Marriage

What is Required to Get Married in Virginia

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

Couples planning to get married have a lot to think about when it comes to legal topics. Do you need a prenuptial agreement? Will you buy a new home? What about a joint bank account, name changes, custody and visitation of children from a prior marriage, etc. With a variety of complex legal issues… Read More »

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How to Divorce-Proof Your Family Business

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

When a married couple goes into business together, they are planning for their future together. Unfortunately, many couples fail to prepare for a future apart, so when divorce happens, it can threaten the family business. When most of the spouses’ assets and net worth are tied up in their company, it becomes difficult to… Read More »

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Prenuptial Agreements: The Important Document You (Hopefully) Never Use

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

It is a sad fact that far too many marriages end in divorce. Still, no one wants to believe their relationship could be one of the unlucky ones. For this reason, very few married couples in Virginia have a premarital agreement in place. Virginia Premarital Agreement Act Virginia recognizes the legality and enforceability of… Read More »

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Is My Pre-Marital Agreement Valid?

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

Pre-marital agreements are not for everyone, but many couples choose to use these contracts as a way to not only protect themselves in the event of a divorce, but plan for the future of the marriage. Pre-marital agreements can determine property division upon dissolution of the marriage and contain provisions for how the couple… Read More »

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What Can Be Included In A Virginia Premarital Agreement?

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

Family law planning should be an important consideration for anyone considering marriage. While we all intend to live happy, long lives with our partners, sometimes even the best laid plans do not work out as intended. In these situations, long and costly divorce proceedings may be avoided with some skillful planning aided by an… Read More »

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