Prenuptial Agreement Lawyers in MD, VA & DC
The smart way to tie the knot.
With about 40% of today’s marriages ending in divorce, a prenuptial agreement is an important consideration for those who are planning to wed. Divorces often tie up families for years as the parties attempt to reach an agreement on―or ultimately, litigate―issues regarding the distribution of property and alimony. While no agreement can prevent divorce, the best way to avoid the time and expense of a long, drawn-out proceeding is with a prenuptial agreement.
These agreements, also known as premarital agreements, prearrange the distribution of assets and payment of alimony in the event of divorce or even the death of a spouse. Once signed by both parties, the prenuptial agreement becomes binding upon marriage.
For prenuptial agreement lawyers you can trust in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC, trust Andalman & Flynn―call us at 301-563-6685 or contact us online.
Avoid headaches down the road.
Divorce has a way of bringing out the worst in people. A prenuptial agreement defends against ambiguity should a marriage fail, and it gives peace of mind that the dissolution will be as systematic as possible. Divorce proceedings tend to go more smoothly when both parties know that there are provisions already in place regarding assets, property, and even money allocated for their children.
Prenuptial agreements may be particularly helpful to those embarking on a second marriage, those with children from previous relationships, or those with premarital assets they wish to protect.
Andalman & Flynn’s experienced family law counselors are here to assist with your premarital planning needs as well as the enforcement of prenuptial agreements.
Call our lawyers at 301-563-6685 or contact us online to get started with prenuptial agreements in the Bethesda and Elliot City areas.
Choose Andalman & Flynn for Prenuptial Agreement Lawyers
If marriage or remarriage is in your future, Andalman & Flynn can help you start your new life on firm footing. A premarital agreement is a smart way to safeguard your financial future.
Please contact us today by calling 301-563-6685 to schedule a consultation in the Arlington, VA, and Washington, DC areas.
Prenuptial Agreement FAQs
What are the benefits of a prenuptial agreement?
A prenuptial agreement can provide you with a number of benefits to help start your marriage off on the right foot. Such benefits help:
- Establish an open line of communication in your relationship
- Save time and money in the event of a divorce in the future
- Protect your separate property and family heirlooms
- Define what qualifies as shared, marital property
- Protect you from debt
Can the prenuptial agreement be modified after marriage?
Yes — you can modify a prenuptial agreement at any time after your marriage. However, both parties must sign and agree to any amendments made to the agreement. If, however, you wish to modify your prenuptial agreement but your spouse wants to leave it as is, you may be left with an invalid agreement. In this case, the best way to move forward is to have an experienced family law attorney help you navigate the prenuptial agreement process.
Can one attorney represent both parties in a prenuptial agreement?
It is almost always required and recommended that both parties have separate legal counsel when entering into a prenuptial agreement. This means both the soon-to-be spouses must have their own attorneys to represent their interests and ensure the agreement is valid upon completion.
Does a prenuptial agreement cover inheritance?
If either spouse expects to receive an inheritance during the course of their marriage, a prenuptial agreement can cover how this inheritance will be categorized in terms of marital or personal property. Should the spouse wish to keep the inheritance for themselves, they may stipulate this in their prenuptial agreement.
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