No one enters his or her marriage believing it will end in divorce. Unfortunately, almost half of all marriages do not last. At Dunton, Simmons & Dunton, L.L.P., we use prenuptial agreements to protect our clients' financial interests no matter what the future holds.
Located in Virginia's Northern Neck, our firm negotiates, drafts and reviews prenuptial and marital agreements that protect our clients' interests and safeguard their future financial health.
Protect Your Future Financial Health
A prenuptial or marital agreement is a contract between future or current spouses dictating how property will be divided in the event of death or divorce. When individuals have substantial assets or own closely held businesses, prenuptial agreements are particularly important.
Prenuptial agreements are also helpful in blended families. When individuals have children from previous relationships, a well-drafted prenuptial agreement will safeguard their children's inheritance rights.
Attorneys Elizabeth Hurd and Bill Curdts draft and review marital agreements on behalf of our clients. Under their direction, our firm examines our clients' and their prospective spouses' property holdings to ensure all financial assets have been disclosed and accounted for in the agreement.
Either before or during divorce, separation agreements are an effective tool to determine each party's marital rights and obligations without expensive and acrimonious litigation. Common issues included in separation agreements include:
- Property division
- Spousal support
- Rights to retirement benefits
- Child custody and support
- Responsibility for marital debts
At Dunton, Simmons & Dunton, L.L.P., our lawyers help clients negotiate, draft and review separation agreements to ensure their financial, property and familial rights are protected during legal separation. We work closely with our clients to evaluate the marital estate and fairly divide property so our clients obtain the financial resources they are entitled to.
Protect your future financial interests. Contact Dunton, Simmons & Dunton, L.L.P., at 804-435-5069 or 866-603-0774 to schedule a consultation with one of our Northern Neck marital agreement attorneys.