Antenuptial Agreements (a/k/a Premarital or Prenuptial Agreements)
John Weaver brings broad experience with antenuptial agreements to his representation of clients. Mr. Weaver is experienced in the negotiation and drafting of antenuptial agreements. Additionally, he has litigated the validity of antenuptial agreements, interpreted antenuptial agreements in his former role as a Family Division Magistrate in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, and has acted as an arbiter of prenuptial agreement terms.
Maryland permits parties to enter into agreements prior to marriage (i.e., antenuptial agreements a/k/a premarital or prenuptial agreements) defining their alimony and property rights and responsibilities in the event of divorce. John Weaver will guide you through the special requirements for a valid antenuptial agreement in Maryland, assist you in the disclosure and exchange of necessary financial information, advocate for your interests, and help you to achieve your goals. The marriage relationship changes the legal status of the parties, creating new legal rights, duties, and obligations. While discussion of a prenuptial agreement may seem unromantic, to many couples it is important to specify prior to marriage what will happen in the unfortunate event of a separation or divorce of the parties. Antenuptial agreements are a pragmatic way to address existing financial disparities, clearly define what property will be considered a party’s separate nonmarital property and what property will be considered joint or marital in nature, establish monetary award or property division, and specify alimony or support obligations, and other property rights.
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John S. Weaver, Of Counsel
Z Family Law, LLC 51 Monroe Street, Suite 1501, Rockville, MD 20850