Need a Separation or Prenuptial Agreement?

Separation agreements and prenuptial agreements serve different legal functions but have a common goal, which is to resolve marital problems in a calm and reasoned manner. Couples who are entering into marriage may wish to draft a prenuptial agreement in the unfortunate event of divorce later down the road.

Separation agreements are also available for married or unmarried couples who do not have hope of reconciliation. Contact my firm in Ellicott City for assistance with filing a claim from a skilled divorce lawyer in Howard County.

Entering into an Agreement

Couples who wish to make a separation agreement can privately enter into an oral or written agreement to live separately and divide their assets. Entering into a separation agreement does not terminate the marriage contract.

The separation agreement should include information regarding:

  • Care, custody, and support of children
  • Amount of support one spouse will contribute
  • Provisions for continuation of health insurance benefits
  • Division of property while couple is living apart

If you are looking to create a prenuptial agreement, also called a prenup, my firm can help you through the process to protect your rights and ensure that you receive the benefits you deserve. Maryland has a statute regarding the rules of premarital contracts that I can further discuss with you when you retain my representation. Many engaged couples decide to create prenuptial or postnuptial agreements to protect their assets in the future.

Contact A Howard County Attorney Today

Prenuptial agreements are held to a very high standard in Maryland courts and should therefore be carefully drafted. The agreement must be fairly entered into by both parties. You will also want to ensure that your separation agreement is accurately completed.

Do not hesitate to schedule a consultation, which Attorney Lisa Goldblatt provides at a flat rate. Call now.