What is a Postnuptial Agreement in Maryland?
A postnuptial agreement, also known as a postmarital agreement, can be entered into by a couple at any time during their marriage. If circumstances have significantly changed since the signing of a prenuptial agreement, many couples choose to replace it with a postnuptial agreement. Work with an experienced postnuptial agreement attorney at the Law Offices of Ellen L. Lee to safeguard both your interests and those of your spouse.
Who Needs a Postnuptial Agreement?
Consider a postnuptial agreement if any of the following applies and you don’t have a prenuptial agreement:
- Your financial status has changed significantly
- There is a dispute regarding your finances
- You are starting a business
- You want to establish how assets and debts would be divided in case of divorce
A postnuptial agreement can serve as a blueprint for divorce agreements for some couples, while others find that resolving difficult issues strengthens their marriage. However, it’s important to note that postnuptial and prenuptial agreements only address property rights. Child custody, child support, and visitation must be determined based on the interests of the child under Maryland law.
What Issues May be Included in a Postnuptial Agreement?
Similar to prenuptial agreements, postnuptial agreements in Maryland can cover various issues such as:
- Spousal support (alimony)
- Property division: division of assets, including real estate, personal property, bank accounts, investments, and debts
- Life insurance, health insurance, and retirement benefits
- Income tax issues
It’s necessary to have separate attorneys for each spouse when pursuing a postnuptial agreement. This helps to ensure that the interests of both parties are protected.
Consult Our Maryland Law Firm for Help with a Postnuptial Agreement
Before signing anything, consult with the Law Offices of Ellen L. Lee at (301) 279-0692(301) 279-0692 or contact us online. Located near the Rockville Courthouse, our law office assists clients in Montgomery County and throughout Maryland. Don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns you may have.
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