Prenuptial, Premarital, And Post-Nuptial Agreements
While some people might believe that prenuptial or premarital agreements are a recipe for divorce, many couples find that creating an agreement prior to their marriage can alleviate a lot of unnecessary stress going into the marriage. A post-nuptial agreement can also be effective for couples who are already married and wish to work out an agreement regarding their assets and finances in the event of a divorce.
Denver Attorneys Handling Premarital Agreements
At The Law Offices of W. Robert Montgomery in Lakewood, Colorado, our family law lawyers know the ins and outs of marriage agreements and we can assist you in drafting, modifying and enforcing these agreements.
Both parties should have legal representation to ensure their rights are protected and that the prenuptial agreement is legally sound.
Prenups and post-nuptial agreements typically contain an inventory of each person’s assets, as well as individual debts. The contract then outlines what will happen to the assets and debts if a divorce occurs. Often, the parties agree to keep their individual assets they brought into the marriage and to split any marital property acquired during the marriage. Marriage agreements should not contain any information regarding child custody, child support or spousal support/alimony. These types of clauses are not enforceable and will not stand up in court.
It is important to regularly review your marriage agreement with a knowledgeable attorney to make sure it does not become outdated. To learn more and arrange your free initial consultation with an experienced Lakewood attorney handling prenuptial agreements, call 720-496-1338 or contact our law firm online. We serve clients throughout the Denver metro area.