Pre Nuptial Attorney

At Philip Goldberg PC, we work with clients on all types of marriage issues related to Colorado law, including premarital agreements. We help clients formally define their rights and obligations in the event of divorce or death. Partnering with an experienced family law attorney helps protect your rights and future.

Our legal team handles each case with compassion and personal service. We do not offer a one-size-fits-all approach. Instead, we develop individualized solutions to meet your unique needs.

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Premarital Agreements in Colorado

While prenuptial agreements can feel like an unromantic part of planning a marriage, they offer protection for the couple’s future. A prenup creates boundaries for handling specific details with a future spouse if the marriage ends. For example, the agreement can define the division of marital property versus separate property owned before marriage. 

Colorado law refers to prenuptial agreements as premarital agreements. The law allows couples to set legal parameters for the distribution of property and more in the event of death or dissolution of marriage.

We work with couples to understand the pros and cons of premarital agreements in Colorado.

What Is A Premarital Agreement?

A premarital agreement is a contract between two people who are getting married that defines the financial assets and liabilities they will share upon the end of their relationship. The premarital agreement can address any number of issues, such as:

  • Insurance coverage
  • Ownership of a business

The premarital agreement may also cover other topics, such as how the couple wishes to handle estate planning, retirement plans, inheritance, and more.

Premarital agreements are usually enforceable under Colorado law. We are happy to answer your questions regarding premarital agreements.

Reasons for a Prenuptial Agreement

There are many reasons why couples establish a premarital agreement. Some common reasons include:

  • To avoid expensive litigation
  • To protect certain assets during a divorce
  • To reduce conflict over money and assets at the time of separation
  • To clarify the terms of inheritance and gifts
  • To honor agreements from a previous marriage
  • To protect business assets and ownership

Each couple has their reasons for entering a prenuptial agreement. For some, the process can feel like a questioning of trust and dedication to the relationship. However, we’ve seen premarital agreements give peace of mind at the start of a marriage.

Contact us today to discuss establishing a premarital agreement.

Process for a Prenuptial Agreement in Colorado

A prenuptial agreement in Colorado is a legal contract. The process is straightforward but must meet specific requirements.

  • The agreement must be in writing. Oral arrangements are not valid.
  • Both parties must sign the agreement.
  • The agreement must not interfere with previous premarital agreements or postmarital agreements.
  • The parties must enter into the prenuptial agreement voluntarily.
  • The parties should exchange adequate financial disclosures, including a reasonably accurate description and good faith estimate of the value of their property, liabilities, and income.

We work with clients to create and enforce prenuptial agreements as a family law firm. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

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How a Family Law Attorney Can Help with Premarital Agreements

It is wise to consult an attorney before entering any binding legal agreement. A family law attorney can create or review a premarital agreement. We will help you understand the details of the contract, including your financial obligations and property distribution. 

Your future and marriage deserve respect, which means you need to know your legal rights. You do not have to agree to any terms of a prenuptial agreement. We help you protect your future and enter marriage with a clear understanding.

Prenuptial Agreement FAQs

In general, anyone who wants to enter into a prenuptial agreement can benefit from defining each person’s obligations and expectations. It is important to note that the premarital agreement requires a voluntary decision to agree to the terms no matter which party initiates the process.

For a business owner with partners, a prenup can give the partners peace of mind for the future of the business. Likewise, for a spouse with high amounts of debt entering a marriage, a prenup can define responsibility for the debt if the marriage ends.

In all these cases, both parties benefit by defining the expectations to avoid conflict and litigation if a divorce or death occurs.

A prenuptial agreement should be legally enforceable if it meets all the following criteria:

  • Written agreement
  • Voluntarily execution
  • Signed by both spouses
  • Addresses issues that existed at the time of execution
  • Does not interfere with any other preexisting agreements
  • States that the parties entered the prenuptial voluntarily
  • The parties exchange adequate financial disclosures

Even if the one party regrets the agreement afterward, that doesn’t change the contract. Work with a qualified attorney before entering a premarital agreement to protect your interests.

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Denver’s Trusted Prenuptial Agreement Lawyer

Philip Goldberg PC works with clients in Denver and surrounding communities on family law issues. When dealing with premarital agreements, you need a lawyer who knows how to navigate the law and cares about your future. Our law firm believes compassion and personal service are the first steps to protecting your rights.

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.