Same-Sex Premarital Agreement Lawyer
For more than 20 years, the Law Offices of Todd K. Mohink, PA, has been protecting the rights of clients throughout Maryland, regardless of their sexual orientation. At our offices in Columbia and Glen Burnie, we draft and review both premarital agreements and domestic partnership agreements for gay and lesbian couples. In addition to providing skilled legal counsel and representation, our attorneys are also committed to providing personal service at affordable rates.
Premarital Agreements for Same-Sex Couples
Beginning in January 2013, Maryland law will grant same-sex couples the right to marry. If you are considering this step, it is wise to create a premarital agreement. As with opposite-sex couples, a premarital agreement can prevent future contention and expensive litigation, should the marriage someday end in divorce. It is a legal contract that often addresses:
- Your property division rights for joint assets
- Your debt division responsibilities for joint debts
- Which assets and debts are marital and which are separate
- Your child custody and visitation rights
- Your spousal support (alimony) expectations
The guidance of a Glen Burnie same-sex premarital agreement lawyer like Mr. Mohink is particularly important because federal law does not recognized same-sex marriage. This raises all sorts of tax issues and complications in divorce. In addition, if you get married in Maryland and move to a different state, that other state may not grant you the same status or rights.
Domestic Partnership Agreements
Domestic partnership agreements are legally binding contracts between unmarried same-sex couples or opposite-sex couples who are at least 18 and living together in a relationship of mutual interdependence. Similar to premarital agreements, these contracts state how expenses and joint assets will be divided in the event of a breakup, who will keep the lease, who will assume which debts, etc.
Although Maryland offers certain benefits to domestic partners in regard to medical insurance coverage and health care, the state does not grant domestic partnerships many other rights.
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