West Virginia Prenuptial Agreements Attorney

Isner Law Office in Elkins, WV offers help in drafting Prenuptial Agreements to residents across the state. For some, getting a prenuptial agreement seems unromantic and anticipating divorce. Less than five percent of couples sign a prenuptial agreement but half of all marriages end in divorce. Studies have shown that prenuptial agreements don’t make divorce more likely and can save couples thousands of dollars in litigation costs in the unfortunate event of a divorce. Planning a wedding? Call Attorney Phil Isner before you say, “I do” in the state of West Virginia. He is an experienced family law attorney who understands the complex details involving prenuptial agreements.

What is a “Prenup”?

A prenuptial agreement (“prenup”) is a written contract between two people before they are married. In a prenuptial agreement, each party lists all the property they own (as well as any debts) and specifies what they can do with their property after the marriage. Isner Law Office can advise you on how prenuptial agreements work and can guide you through making the decisions that are best for you and your unique situation. If you need a Prenup in West Virginia, call Phil Isner today.

Do I Need a Prenup?

If you are wondering if a prenup is for you, Phil Isner can help you decide. Prenuptial agreements are not just for the rich. Many couples are turning to them for their own purposes. Reasons for utilizing a prenup include:

– To bequeath personal property to children from prior marriages. A couple with children from prior marriages may use a prenup to spell out what will happen to their property when they die, so that they can pass it on to their children. Without a prenuptial agreement, a surviving spouse might have the right to claim a portion of the other spouse’s property, leaving much less for the children.

– To clarify financial rights. Couples may simply want to clarify their financial rights and responsibilities during marriage.

– To avoid potential arguments in case of divorce by specifying in advance how their property will be divided, and whether or not either spouse will receive alimony.

– To get protection from debts. Prenuptial agreements can be used to protect spouses from each other’s debts.

The decision to get a prenup can be an overwhelming one. While it may seem like you are giving up on your marriage before it even begins, experts agree a prenup can actually be a wise investment, not only because it outlines a couple’s finances, but because it can prevent a costly and contentious divorce if the marriage doesn’t work out.

Contact Isner Law Office

Isner Law Office is ready to help you determine whether or not a prenup is right for you. It is important to speak to an attorney who understands how prenuptial agreements work in North Central West Virginia and Phil Isner can guide you through making the decision that is best for you. Call Attorney Phil Isner and the team at Isner Law Office today to schedule a consultation. (304) 636-7681