Are You Considering Divorce?
You do not need to get a separation agreement or a marital settlement agreement in Maryland before you get divorced. However, these agreements can be useful in many cases, especially if complex assets are involved if the parties have not decided to seek a divorce.
Attorney Alice G. Pinderhughes can help you determine whether a separation agreement or a marital settlement agreement is right for you.
What Separation Agreements Or Marital Settlement Agreements Can Do For You
A separation agreement does not end a marriage. It is a legal document that specifies the terms of temporary property division, spousal support/alimony, and child custody and support. Our attorney will tailor your agreement to cover assets, including real estate, personal property and retirement plans.
If you and your spouse are considering a separation, it is best to have an experienced divorce lawyer draft the agreement. If you separate without this legally binding document and you eventually divorce, your rights may not be protected. In many cases, the Judgment of Absolute Divorce can incorporate the terms of a separation agreement or a marital settlement agreement in divorce proceedings. Matters concerning child custody and child support, however, are exceptions. These family law issues are not permanently binding in a separation agreement.
If you and your spouse have decided to seek a divorce and want to reach an amicable settlement, contact attorney Alice G. Pinderhughes, an experienced mediator, regarding a mediation for the purpose of entering into a marital settlement agreement.
Contact Our Maryland Legal Separation Attorney
To schedule an appointment, please call 410-671-5151 or send a message online. Our lawyer represents clients in Maryland and throughout Montgomery County, Howard County, Prince George’s County, Anne Arundel County, Harford County, Baltimore County and Baltimore City.