My friend is considering a marriage of convenience with another women, as both will gain a sizeable discount from their 'spouses' place of employment if married, in addition to sharing health insurance. There is no romantic relationship, no intent to co-mingle assets or live together, and a plan to get divorced in 4-5 years once they no longer gain a benefit from the marriage. I'm looking to understand any and all legal implications and risks which could affect my friend.
My friend already has a daughter and would likely have another child, conceived using a sperm donor, while 'married'. She is located, and would be married, in Maryland.
As I understand Maryland law the wife would be a presumed parent, with both visitation rights and obligation to pay child support, in this case? Is there any means at all for my friend to prevent or avoid the likelihood of presumed parentage causing her a problem in a marriage of convenience?
In addition are there any other legal risks or complications my friend should be aware of before deciding rather to get married in such a manner?