Clients often choose to negotiate instead of litigating. Prior to getting married, a Pre-marital Agreement (or a Prenuptial Agreement) can resolve property and financial issues that may arise during the marriage and in the event of a separation. After getting married, a Post-marital Agreement (or Postnuptial Agreement) can update a Pre-Marital Agreement or address a legal or financial issue that arises in the marriage. 


During a divorce, a client may choose to negotiate a Separation Agreement (also referred to as a Marital Settlement Agreement) to resolve issues of child custody, child support, alimony, division of property, debts, and other financial issues. With a signed Separation Agreement resolving all issues arising out of the marriage, parties can get divorced without having to wait for a one-year physical separation.


For unmarried parents, another type of negotiated agreement is a Parenting Plan. A Parenting Plan documents agreements on custody, expenses, and other issues regarding their child(ren). 


All of these agreements can be negotiated through lawyers or with the help of a third party, such as a mediator. For a lawyer to draft, negotiate, and review agreements in Baltimore, Towson, and Maryland, and to protect the client's rights and obligations, contact Laurie M. Wasserman to receive the experience, expertise, and compassion clients need to navigate through their legal matter.