• Pre-Marital Agreements are appropriate primarily for disparities in income, assets or debt, and in situations where there are children of a previous relationship.
  • I estimate one hour of my time to prepare a standard Pre-Marital Agreement — assuming all terms are agreed in advance.
  • These agreements are usually a good idea. They make a clear statement about your situation before the marriage. They are recognized in the part of the Virginia Code called the “Premarital Agreement Act”. 20 VA Code §§ 147-155.
  • E-mail me a list of what you each have (and owe), what you each earn, addresses, dates of birth, wedding date, and any special provisions.
  • I will then confirm a proposed flat fee in a written contract for legal services that you should sign and return with your check.
  • Preparation of a Pre-Marital Agreement usually requires about two business days.