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Pre-Nuptial Agreement

 Pre-Nuptial Attorney | Charlottesville, Virginia

Prenups are especially important when one spouse earns significantly more money that the other or there are children involved from a previous marriage. My goal is to help produce a positive outcome. Call us.

Mary Ann Barnes – Family Law Attorney

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Three frequently asked questions about VA pre-nuptial agreements:

1. Can we have one attorney represent both of us?

Generally no, because an attorney may only advise one party to the agreement.  However, there are ways to manage the costs, which is important considering the high cost of today’s weddings.

2. What should I consider as part of a Pre-nuptial Agreement?

Every situation is different, but the following are commons concerns that should be addressed:

  • Listing of all assets, liabilities, income, and expectations of gifts and inheritances
  • Handling premarital debts
  • Determining what happens to premarital property in reference to appreciation, gains, income, rentals, and dividends
  • Determining who will own the marital residence and any secondary homes
  • Specifying the status of gifts, inheritances, and trusts
  • Determining what will happen to each type of property, whether jointly or individually owned
  • Clarifying alimony, maintenance and spousal support provisions
  • Deciding on medical, disability, life and/or long-term care insurance coverage
  • Detailing death benefits

3. What is your fee structure?

I handle cases on a flat fee or hourly basis. At the end of the consultation, we can determine the appropriate fee structure for your case, and you can evaluate our services and decide if you want to hire me.


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We have three offices conveniently located in Charlottesville, Palmyra (Across from Food Lion), and Harrisonburg, Virginia.

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