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Peace Of Mind Today And Protection Tomorrow
Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements are just as important as choosing your dress, finalizing the guest list and deciding on a honeymoon destination. Resolving issues surrounding your property or your children from previous marriages can help you move forward with peace of mind as you begin married life with your spouse.
At The Law Offices of Thomas Maronick Jr LLC, we can help you create a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement that reflects your unique needs and circumstances. We will take the time to get to know you so we can provide you with sound counsel about protecting what matters most. Call us today at 410-886-7651 to schedule a meeting with our experienced family law attorneys. We provide services to people throughout Maryland, including Baltimore, Ocean City, Anne Arundel County and Hartford.
Who Needs A Marital Agreement?
We would argue that every couple can benefit from having a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement in place as they begin their married life. However, answering “yes” to any of the following makes having an agreement in place critical:
- Do you own your own business or medical practice?
- Do you have children from previous marriages?
- Do you own a home that you purchased while single?
- Do you have an anticipated inheritance or other assets you wish to protect?
These are among the most common reasons that one or both spouses will pursue an agreement. The future is unpredictable and it is important to make sure your business, your property and – most importantly – your children are protected.
Prenuptial Agreements Vs. Postnuptial Agreements
Prenuptial agreements are the most common type of marital property agreement. These are often drafted and signed well in advance of the nuptials. It is important that both parties understand what they are signing and are on board with the details. A prenuptial agreement signed under duress will not hold up under the scrutiny of our court system.
Postnuptial agreements are less common and often the result of material changes after a couple has tied the knot. Sometimes it takes a few months for people to move past the romantic aspects of marriage and think about what the legal implications are for their business, premarriage assets and future inheritances. A postnuptial agreement can put these issues to bed and provide both spouses with valuable peace of mind.