Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements
The Southern Maryland law firm Sasscer, Clagett & Bucher (SCB) has experienced family law practitioners. Family law issues – divorce, separation agreements, child custody and visitation, child support, alimony and spousal support, division of marital property, protective orders, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, hidden assets, and high asset divorce – are life changing events. Planning and good advice is the best way to face this legal and emotional situation. The first step is to meet with us to assess your situation now or what it may be in the future and discuss your options.
Marriage is not just a physical, mental, and emotional union. It is a financial one, too. A prenuptial agreement can be a smart financial planning tool.
Prenuptial Agreements in Maryland
Prenuptial agreements provide clarity. Entering into a pre or post nuptial agreement can provide a sense of financial security. For example, a couple with a blended household (children from previous relationships) may detail what happens to their assets when they die. Without a prenup, the surviving spouse may have the right to claim most or even all of the spouse’s property, leaving nothing for the children from the prior relationship.
Other reasons for prenuptial agreements include:
- protection from spousal debt
- one person is wealthier than the other
- impending inheritance
- business interest
- supporting one spouse through college/education
Laws vary from state to state but there are some general rules of prenuptial agreements. The law usually allows couples to keep separate finances and protect each other from debt. Family heirlooms or business interests can be retained by each separate family. The law also usually defines who gets what if there’s a divorce or death.
Contact Sasscer, Clagett & Bucher’s Family Law Attorneys
The family law team at Sasscer, Clagett & Bucher can offer the support you need and help you navigate this complicated process towards a desirable outcome. Find out the answers to your prenuptial or postnuptial agreement questions by speaking with us today. Please contact our offices to arrange a consultation. Call 301-627-5500.