Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements
Silver Spring, Maryland, Asset Protection Attorneys
Marriage and developing a relationship are hard work. No mature adult expects it all to be a rose garden. The ability to discuss complicated or difficult issues is essential throughout a marriage.
A prenuptial agreement, also called a premarital agreement, is a legal document entered into prior to the wedding day. It does not “anticipate divorce” but rather sets out the financial outcome, should divorce be in your future.
The foremost reasons you may want one are to protect children you have from another marriage, or for spousal support obligations. No one could blame you for wanting to fulfill these duties.
If you earn significantly more than your intended, you cannot be blamed for taking note of this fact, legally. If your bride or groom is marrying you for your money, now is a good time to find out.
Learning about these agreements is itself of great benefit. You will become conscious of debts and income that you hadn’t really considered. Enter into marriage with your “eyes wide open.” You will learn how to protect yourself and others. For example, if you own part of a business, your partners could end up with your ex as a partner.
A prenuptial agreement is like buying insurance: it is a small price to pay for peace of mind. And hopefully you will never need it. If you do, it will spare everyone a great deal of time and expense.
Our clients receive respect, personal attention, and caring service. Perspective is perhaps the most important thing we bring to your case. What you think you want today may not be what will make you happiest several years from now. Call Avery & Upton at 301-762-7644 or contact us online.