Post Nuptial Attorney

Philip Goldberg PC represents clients on family law issues in Colorado, including postmarital agreements. We help married clients who desire to formally define their rights and obligations in the event of divorce or death through the postnuptial agreement process.

We believe each client deserves a personalized approach with compassionate service. Whether you are dealing with a divorce, adoption, or postnuptial issue, we use our family law expertise to protect your rights and interests.

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Postmarital Agreements in Colorado

Colorado law refers to post-nuptial agreements as post-marital agreements. A post-marital agreement allows a married couple to legally define financial matters for the marriage even though the couple is already married.

If a couple fails to sign a prenuptial agreement but then wishes to protect their finances in the event of a divorce or death, the postmarital agreement offers that protection. We work with individual clients and couples to develop and file marital agreements.

Postmarital Agreements in Colorado

Colorado law refers to postnuptial agreements as postmarital agreements. A postmarital agreement allows a married couple to legally define financial matters for the marriage even though the couple is already married.

If a couple fails to sign a prenuptial agreement but then wishes to protect their finances in the event of a divorce or death, the postmarital agreement offers that protection. We work with individual clients and couples to develop and file marital agreements.

What Is a Postmarital Agreement?

A postmarital agreement is a contract between two married parties to define the distribution and responsibilities of financial assets and liabilities at the end of their relationship. The law allows couples to set legal parameters in the event of death or dissolution of marriage.

Reasons for a Postmarital Agreement

There are several reasons why people may want to enter into a postnuptial agreement. Some common reasons include:

  • Define property settlement terms
  • Protect an inheritance
  • Establish life insurance policies
  • Provide spousal support
  • Define support for a stay-at-home spouse
  • Avoid costly litigation in the event of a divorce
  • Allocate ownership of a business
  • Define responsibility when one party has substantial debt
  • Establish trust funds for minor children
  • Divide property in the event of a partner’s death
  • Make other provisions regarding the division of property

Couples may decide to enter a postnuptial agreement for many different reasons. However, the agreement only relates to financial matters. The court does not allow a postmarital agreement to decide child custody issues.

Process for a Postnuptial Agreement in Colorado

It’s best to meet with a postnuptial agreement lawyer to discuss the intent of the agreement. The agreement is a legal contract. And the courts treat it as such in the event of a divorce or the death of a spouse.

The document must meet specific requirements to be valid.

  • The agreement must be in writing, meaning a verbal agreement is not valid.
  • Both parties must sign the agreement.
  • Both parties must enter the agreement voluntarily.
  • The agreement must include adequate financial disclosures, including marital property and separate property.
  • The agreement must not violate any laws or public policy.

Our experienced attorney works with clients to create and enforce marital agreements. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

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How a Family Law Attorney Can Help with Postmarital Agreements

A family law attorney understands the intricacies of marriage, divorce, and the separation of assets. While marital agreements are often straightforward, we want to ensure you understand the agreement and that it reflects your interests.

Our attorneys will review the agreement with you and explain the details. Our goal is for you to know your rights and obligations. We will help you resolve any ambiguities before signing the agreement if there are any outstanding questions.

In short, we work for you to protect your financial future. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

Postnuptial Agreement FAQs

The agreement is not valid if the document fails to meet any requirements. Also, the agreement may be adjudged invalid if the person who signed did so under duress, fraud, coercion, or misrepresentation.

However, a postmarital agreement is a legal contract and should not be entered into lightly.

A postnuptial agreement differs from a prenuptial agreement because the couple signs the agreement after entering the marriage. The effective date is the date the parties sign the agreement. 

No. A postnuptial agreement may not be entered into in contemplation of divorce.

A postmarital agreement intends to define the division of assets and other financial details if the marriage ends. The document is not intended for marriages where the spouses are contemplating divorce or for marriages that are already dissolved. 

Denver’s Experienced Divorce Law Firm

As a trusted and skilled family law attorney, Philip Goldberg PC works on cases involving many aspects of family law. We help clients manage legal family and marriage issues, from divorce settlements to marital agreements.

We work with clients in Denver and surrounding communities to define financial responsibilities with the proper legal documents. When dealing with postmarital agreements, you deserve to work with an attorney dedicated to the law and passionate about protecting your future. 

Contact Philip Goldberg PC to schedule an appointment for an initial consultation. We work with clients on family law matters, including prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.