Marriage law includes laws pertaining to the establishment of a valid marriage, as well as laws pertaining to pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements. There are popular misconceptions about annulment. It is not possible to get an annulment just because you have been married for a short time. Attorney Virginia Perry has experience in annulment law and can advise you regarding the grounds for an annulment and assist you with the process if you qualify. Most people have heard of prenups or even marital agreements and separation agreements, but not many are familiar with cohabitation agreements. Perry Law group, just 20 minutes south of Richmond, can assist you in your marriage law matters and we will devote our time to work with you hand in hand, to get the outcome you desire.
A prenup is a good idea if:
- The parties are older with significant assets accrued to one or both of them.
- One or both parties have children from a prior relationship.
- One or both parties have acquired wealth through actively managed business or investment portfolio(s) or pension/retirement account(s) and desire to ensure that the property remains separate property.
- One party has made promises to induce the other to relocate and/or marry the other.
- There is a disparity in the respective incomes of the parties.
- One or both of the parties have debts going into the marriage.
- One party is giving up, selling, or disposing of property in consolidating your households.
- If one or both parties would like to change the provision made for the spouse under Virginia estate law and statutes, then a prenup is a good idea.
- At any time, one or both parties desire to clarify which items of property will be deemed marital and which will be deemed separate or to limit or eliminate the possibility of spousal support.