Baltimore County Prenuptial Agreement Attorneys
Prenuptial agreements are also called prenups, premarital agreements or antenuptial agreements. They are contracts that engaged couples can enter into prior to marriage. A premarital agreement helps each person protect his or her separate property during a marriage and in the event of divorce.
For many couples, negotiating these agreements prior to marriage is a smart choice. Prenups are not just for the wealthy, and they can be beneficial to anyone with property of any kind that he or she wishes to protect. At the law firm of Kreshtool & Kreshtool, P.A., our Baltimore County prenuptial agreement lawyers provide family law legal services to people throughout northwest Maryland. We handle all issues related to prenuptial agreements, including preparation, review and litigation, if necessary.
Protecting Your Assets With Legally Sound Documents
Our Owings Mills family law attorneys have the skill and experience to prepare effective premarital agreements and to protect our clients from unfair agreements. In general, specific requirements must be met in order for a prenuptial agreement to be valid, including:
• Signed by both spouses
• Discloses all assets, debts and income of each spouse
• Lists alimony paid or received by each spouse
• Provides each spouse enough time to review and consult with a lawyer before signing
• Is made freely and voluntarily
In addition to these basic requirements, a good premarital agreement should be thorough and detailed enough to protect the assets of each spouse and to stand up to legal challenges if a conflict arises in the future. Prenuptial agreements can address how to handle marital property division, including situations involving businesses as marital assets and retirement assets, as well as any alimony issues should a divorce occur.
Whether you are seeking legal counsel prior to entering into an agreement or you need assistance in drafting one, we are committed to protecting your interests.
Contact Our Owings Mills Prenup Contract Lawyers
If you are engaged to be married, make sure that your valuable assets are protected. Contact our Baltimore County prenuptial agreement attorneys online or call (410) 356-6399 to schedule an initial consultation to discuss your situation. Our main office is in Owings Mills, and we also take appointments at our Baltimore City and Howard County offices. We will travel to a location convenient to you if necessary. We accept all major credit cards.