Family Law

Marital and Prenuptial Agreement Lawyers in Denver

Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C., attorneys are ready to draft your prenuptial or marital agreement. We are also prepared to represent you in the event a dispute arises between you and your ex-spouse concerning such an agreement. Learn more about our litigation and negotiation services by speaking with us today.

Prenups vs. Postnups

A prenuptial agreement is a contract signed by spouses before they marry. A marital or postnuptial agreement is a similar contract, but it is signed during the marriage.

Prenups and postnups specify how assets will be divided in the event of a divorce. They can alleviate many difficulties and uncertainties that can arise if the marriage should end.

Creating Agreements that Work

To be enforceable, prenup and marital agreements must be created with full disclosure: You cannot hide assets or deceive your partner about their worth, and you cannot threaten or coerce your partner into signing such an agreement. Your partner should also be permitted to consult with their own attorney before signing the agreement.

If a prenup or marital agreement is not voluntarily and knowingly agreed to by both parties, a court may invalidate the agreement. This is why consulting with a prenup lawyer in Denver is a smart idea.

Should You Choose to Make a Prenup?

More Coloradans are choosing to create prenuptial or marital agreements. They can be an effective tool to protect your separate assets and property in the event of a divorce. The certainty and clarity they provide can save you time and money litigating property division issues in court.

Call Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C., and speak to our Denver prenup lawyers about whether a prenuptial or marital agreement makes sense for you.

Spousal Maintenance & Child Support Considerations

A prenup or marital agreement cannot be used to avoid your obligation to support your child. No matter how open and transparent the negotiations between you and your ex-spouse were at the time, the court will disregard any part of your agreement that excuses you from paying child support.

Spousal maintenance, or alimony, can be addressed in a prenup or marital agreement. However, a court will review such provisions at the time of your divorce. If the court believes that the prenup or marital agreement is not fair and appropriate under the current circumstances, it may disregard those provisions and order spousal maintenance.

How a Denver Prenup Lawyer Can Help

Whether you are ready to create a prenuptial or marital agreement or still have questions, reach out to Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C., and let us assist you. Our Denver prenup and postnup lawyers can also help if you are facing litigation and court action to enforce an agreement. Call us for your free consultation today.

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