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Prenuptial Agreements in Colorado

Denver, CO Prenuptial Agreement Lawyer

Two people considering marriage may choose to sign a legal contract referred to as a prenuptial agreement. These agreements are put in place to protect them if one or both parties have a large amount of assets and property. The prenuptial agreement, or prenup, is there in the event that the couple files for dissolution of marriage or a legal separation. Prenups are used in annulment proceedings. With the prenuptial agreement will be clear instructions as to how the property, assets and other finances will be divided if the two parties get divorced.

Although prenuptial agreements are not the most romantic thing to think about as you’re about to get married, they can give you peace of mind knowing that you have a secure financial future. If you are considering a prenuptial agreement created for you and your soon-to-be spouse, you will need to help of an experienced Denver family attorney. Our team at Jones Law Firm, PC can make sure that it is drafted correctly and is enforceable in court.

Colorado Requirements for Prenuptial Agreements

In order for a prenuptial agreement to stand in court, it must abide by all of the legal criteria listed under Colorado family law.

In order for a prenup to be considered valid and enforceable, it must fulfill the following requirements:

It must be in writing

Assets, property & finances must be fairly disclosed

Both parties must enter into the prenuptial agreement voluntarily

If alimony payments are enclosed they must be conscionable at the time of enforcement

No quid pro quo is required

When drafting your prenuptial agreement, you may want to address several different issues so that no stone is left unturned.

The contents of a Colorado prenuptial agreement typically cover:

The division of property

The division of debts

Plans for spousal maintenance

Other legal rights and obligations regarding the will and insurance policies

If you and your spouse drafted a prenuptial agreement while living in another state, the Colorado family court will usually enforce it. However, out-of-state prenups must abide by the legal requirements in the state it was created in. If you have any questions as to whether your prenuptial agreement is legally enforceable, please do not hesitate to ask a Denver prenuptial agreement attorney from our firm.

Schedule a consultation with our Denver attorney today!

Our legal team has been practicing divorce and family law since 2000. We have extensive experience drafting both prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. We are highly knowledgeable of Colorado family law and we are familiar with all of the legal requirements. Our legal team can also review out-of-state prenuptial agreements to make sure that they are enforceable in Colorado family court. We will be happy to sit down and learn of your specific goals and desires.

Jones Law Firm, PC can provide you with trustworthy legal counsel and we always put your best interests first. We are a client-oriented law firm, so you can feel confident knowing that your case will receive the time and attention that it needs. We pride ourselves in being openly available to clients and also keeping you constantly informed of any developments in your case. Our firm is made up of family law attorneys that you can trust. Let us help you protect your family and secure your future.

Contact Jones Law Firm, PC today to speak with a Denver family attorney about drafting a prenuptial agreement.

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