Secure Your Future with a Prenuptial Agreement

Although prenuptial agreements may not seem like the most romantic aspect of marriage preparation, they can give you peace of mind knowing that you have a secure financial and emotional future. The process of creating a prenuptial agreement helps couples understand their expectations and can strengthen the bond between them.

If you are considering a prenuptial agreement, working with an experienced Denver family attorney is a good idea. Our team at Jones Law Firm, PC can make sure that your agreement is drafted correctly, covers the matters most essential to your situation, and is enforceable in court. 

What is a prenuptial agreement?

A prenuptial agreement, also referred to as a “prenup,” is a contract two spouses enter into before marriage to decide how certain issues will be handled in case of divorce or other events. These agreements are put in place to protect both parties and provide clear instructions as to how the property, debts, and other features of their marriage will be managed if the two parties get divorced. 

Who should get a prenuptial agreement?

Any couple could benefit from a prenuptial agreement because these agreements help couples analyze present circumstances and anticipate and prepare for potential future scenarios. Prenuptial agreements are particularly beneficial for couples who wish to protect assets, reduce conflict, and make rational decisions that could take effect in case of divorce, death, or other emotionally-charged events.

 What issues can a prenuptial agreement cover in Colorado?

Prenuptial agreements can cover a variety of topics, including:

  • How to determine what is marital property
  • Property and asset division in a divorce
  • Whether one spouse will pay the other spouse alimony
  • Details regarding the division of debt
  • Legal rights and obligations regarding the will and insurance policies

Prenups are unique for each marriage. A qualified family law attorney will consider each couple’s situation when crafting an effective agreement.

What is required for a valid Prenuptial Agreement in Colorado?

For a prenuptial agreement to be valid, certain requirements must be met:

  • The agreement must be in writing.
  • Each party must truthfully disclose all property and assets.
  • Parties must voluntarily agree.
  • The agreement must be reasonable and not excessive.
  • The agreement must not violate public policy or any laws.

Unlike other types of contracts, prenuptial agreements do not require the parties to exchange consideration for the agreement to be valid. This means the agreement may appear one-sided, with one party not expecting to receive anything in return. 

Schedule a Consultation with a Denver Family Law Attorney Today

Our legal team has extensive experience drafting both prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. If you have questions or want to learn more about how Jones Law Firm, P.C. could help protect your family and secure your future, contact us today for a fully confidential consultation.


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Our team includes attorneys licensed to practice in multiple states including April D. Jones in California, Patrick G. Barkman in Texas, the Cherokee Nation, the Northern District of Texas, and the District of Colorado (United States Court of Appeals 10th and 5th Circuit).