Premarital Agreements – Drafting and Negotiating from the Estates/Trusts and Family Law Perspectives
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Loyola Graduate Center-Columbia Campus
8890 McGaw Road
Columbia MD, 21045
3.5 CLE Credits including 1.0 hour of Ethics**pending for Virginia
8:30 a.m. – 9:10 a.m.
Check-in and continental breakfast
9:10 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Welcome and Introductions
Craig Borchers, Esq., Howanski & Erdman LLC, Program Chair
Linda Ravdin, Esq. & Stephanie Perry, Esq., Pasternak & Fidis, P.C., Bethesda, Maryland
9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.The Initial Consultation
- When does a client need a Premarital Agreement and what does it protect?
- Information to be gathered from the client
- Conversations to have with the client prior to drafting.
10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. BREAK
10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.Drafting the Agreement and Negotiating the Terms
- Key substantive terms for the death and divorce scenarios.
- Conducting the negotiations to achieve validity wherever the client may end up.
- Representing the weaker party in the negotiations – including ideas for terms to improve his or her outcome at divorce or death.
12:15 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. BREAK
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.Ethics
- Avoiding conflicts of interest
- Dealing with the unrepresented party
- Lawyer competency and avoiding conduct that puts the client’s interests at risk
- Dealing with a party who may be impaired (and not just blinded by love)
1:30 p.m.Program Adjourns