Individuals who bring significant assets into a marriage are wise to protect those assets through a prenuptial agreement. The goal of a prenuptial agreement is to define in advance what each party's rights and obligations are with respect to the split of premarital property in the event the marriage ends. In some cases, it may address spousal maintenance as well.
The experienced family law attorneys at Blank, Moorstein & Lipshutz, L.L.P., in Rockville, Maryland, can help you create an ironclad prenuptial agreement that can help prevent a drawn-out, contested divorce if you decide to end the marriage.
A prenuptial agreement addresses numerous matters, including:
- Division of assets in the event that you end your marriage
- How finances and assets will be handled during the marriage
- Spousal support terms
- Business ownership issues
- The distribution of gifts, inheritances and trusts
- Benefits, disability and insurance coverage
It is essential for each partner to have separate legal representation when drawing up a prenuptial agreement no matter how amicable the situation. This limits the opportunities for either spouse to challenge the premarital agreement by claiming he or she was deprived of the ability to have counsel or didn't understand the document being signed.
We offer a free initial consultation in which you can get your questions about prenuptial agreements answered. Call our Rockville prenuptial agreement lawyers at (301) 279-2200 or (202) 625-7711 in Washington, D.C., or use our contact form to schedule an appointment.