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What are you risking if you do not have a prenuptial agreement?

You may feel offended or upset at the idea of getting a prenuptial agreement before getting married in Virginia. You are not alone. This type of legal agreement makes many people feel uncomfortable. Some people even believe creating one means a couple is sure their marriage will fail. However, if you want to be smart about your assets that you bring into the marriage, then a prenup is a very good idea. Furthermore, even if you have not drawn up one, you still have one.

Forbes explains that drawing up your own prenuptial agreement puts you in control instead of the state. When you do not create one, then you are basically allowing the state to create one for you. This is because during a divorce, state laws take effect, but legal documents, such as a prenup, can supersede the state law.

Essentially, if you do not have a prenup and you get divorced, the state laws will divide your assets, often evenly. By having a prenuptial agreement, you get to say how assets are divided. It is simply a smart move if you want to maintain control over your assets. It is good for you and your spouse. It should not be seen as a bad thing.

Without a prenup, you are at the mercy of the court. You have no way to protect your assets and ensure you get what is rightfully yours. If you are getting married, it is in everyone's best interests to consider a prenuptial agreement. This information is for education and is not legal advice. 


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