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Child support should be viewed as an opportunity, not a burden

Child support comes with child custody agreements. The premise for these payments is simple -- both parents need to have a part in financially supporting their children. Child support payments are ordered by the Court and must be paid according to the Order.

A prenup can help ... as long as it is valid

Prenuptial agreements can be a great tool to provide asset protection in cases of divorce. For example, if you own a business in the Gaithersburg area and you are thinking about marriage, you may want to create a prenuptial agreement that safeguards the company against a possible divorce. Imagine for a moment, that you and your fiancé do sign a prenuptial agreement and after years of marriage, you decide it is no longer working and you choose to go your separate ways.

Prenuptial agreements: The pros and cons

After a couple of years of dating, you are finally thinking about popping the question. But, before you do, you consider having another conversation. Unfortunately, "Will you sign a prenup?" seems to detract from the romance of, "Will you marry me?" Before you sit down with your intended bride, you should take the time to figure out if a prenuptial agreement is the right move.

Separating before divorce? Make it legal

Many couples decide to go through a trial separation before they divorce. Unfortunately, one spouse moves out of the residence and the couple fails to take any legal action to make the separation official. If you are headed for divorce and you and your husband have decided to separate before starting the process, you should consider creating a legal separation agreement.

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