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A Pre-Nuptial Agreement is a contract negotiated and signed by a couple prior to their marriage. It is recommended that a couple have a Pre-Nuptial Agreement in situations where one or both have children from prior marriages and/or one party has substantially more assets than the other.
A Separation Agreement is a permanent contract between spouses, negotiated with assistance of independent counsel, which resolves all issues related to the dissolution of the marriage.
When possible, it is beneficial for the parties in a divorce to come to a fair agreement resolving issues of support, property, custody, visitation, and use of the home.
Alimony is awarded on a case-by-case basis in Maryland. The court decides the amount and duration of spousal support, based on what it considers a fair and equitable award for both parties.
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