As individuals ponder the effects of divorce, they may most often think of emotional turmoil due to conflict during the process. However, before marriage, there are steps that Maryland residents may wish to consider in order to make the proceedings for certain areas -- such as property division -- less strenuous if a divorce occurs. For example, creating a prenuptial agreement could allow individuals to simplify the division process.
A prenup can address various aspects of a person's life. From assets to alimony to child custody, this agreement may detail who is entitled to what property and how alimony and custody arrangements could be carried out. Because these decisions have been made ahead of time and likely when emotions were not running high, conflict may be avoided in the event of a divorce because the issues have already been addressed.