A prenuptial agreement is a contract between two people signed prior to marriage that allows the partners to make decisions about alimony and property division in the event of a divorce. If you are considering a prenup, VanLandingham Law can advocate on your behalf to ensure that the agreement is in your best interest.
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Although prenuptial agreements are often portrayed negatively, there are advantages to these documents for people of all financial backgrounds and at every stage of life. The agreement allows couples to address a variety of issues that may arise in the event of divorce, an untimely death, or some other major life event.
Topics that can be addressed in the agreement include:
- How premarital and marital assets will be treated
- How property and debts will be divided
- Employee benefits
- Retirement plans
Keep in mind that a prenuptial agreement cannot determine child custody and the amount of financial support provided to care for future children. These issues are determined at the time of the divorce based on the needs and best interests of the child, regardless of any agreement made prior to marriage.
You may want to consider a prenuptial agreement to protect:
- Your children’s inheritance from a prior marriage
- Premarital assets
- Premarital business interests
- Asset division in a divorce
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Should you and your partner decide to create an agreement, our Denver prenuptial agreement lawyer can advocate on your behalf to ensure that the document is favorable and fair. It is important to make sure the agreement is drafted in a way that reduces the likelihood of it being challenged in court. In Colorado, judges can refuse to enforce an agreement if one spouse did not have legal representation, did not voluntarily sign the agreement, or if proper financial disclosures were not provided at the time of the agreement.
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