Pre-Nuptial & Separation Agreements in Maryland
In order to be enforceable in the event of a divorce, a prenuptial agreement must have been formalized properly and completely.
Engaged people must make full disclosure of income and assets in order for a prenuptial agreement to be valid. Signing protocol must also be followed.
A prenuptial agreement can deal with any aspect of marriage including the following:
- Property ownership in marriage and property division if divorce occurs at some point
- (Note: any property acquired during the marriage that is not traceable to premarital assets of either spouse should be accounted for, including increased equity in real estate. A prenup can exclude certain property from marital assets, including equity.)
- Child-related agreements, such as what religious instruction they will be given
You and your fiance or fiancee may not have decided whether to enter into a prenuptial agreement. A one-time consultation with attorney Aubrey Burton of The Burton Firm will help answer this important question.
A separation agreement, on the other hand, is useful for many couples who are living financially separate lives although they remain married. They may be living semi-separately in the same house, or they may have established separate residences. The separation agreement will account for many of the same issues that a prenuptial agreement does ― but it is created after the marriage, rather than before.
Seek knowledgeable counsel, guidance and advocacy in crafting and negotiating a separation agreement which may or may not lead to divorce, but which will provide spouses with clarity and legal protection. Call or e-mail the law firm to schedule a consultation with an experienced lawyer.
The Burton Firm in Prince George’s County and Charles County is an experienced divorce attorney Prince Georges County and a client working relationship is the basis of the law practice. Divorce attorney Aubrey Burton, Jr., brings a wealth of knowledge and zeal to the task of advising and representing clients in matters including prenuptial agreements and separation agreements.