Family Law

Marital and Prenuptial Agreement Lawyers in Longmont

Secure Your Marriage by Protecting Your Interests

Taking steps to protect yourself before entering into a marriage isn’t just smart, it’s essential—especially considering that nearly 50% of marriages end in divorce.

While only 15% of couples arrange prenuptial agreements, experience has shown us that these legal documents are one of the best ways to eliminate unnecessary stress and conflict. In fact, we’ve seen how they can actually enhance relationships by:

  • Promoting open communication
  • Offering more financial clarity and security
  • Ensuring couples work together while maintaining financial independence
  • Strategically managing individual and joint debt
  • Protecting the interests and futures of children from previous relationships

For over 30 years, the family law team at Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C. has guided couples through the process of establishing premarital and postmarital agreements using a strategic yet empathetic approach that respects our clients and their unique family dynamic. Let us ensure your interests are protected and your future is secure. Contact us today.

Understanding Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements

When we work with clients, our goal is to shift perceptions about prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. Rather than see them as anticipatory, we strive to help clients reframe them as proactive measures that promote clarity, transparency, and peace of mind for both parties.

That process begins with a brief overview of pre and postnuptial agreements to ensure you understand the benefits and protections they offer.

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.

If you are considering a prenuptial or marital agreement, it is important to be informed about what they entail to ensure that they are legal and enforceable. Here are a few essentials:

  • Disclosure is Essential: 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 an agreement.
  • Legal Advice: Your partner should also be permitted to consult with their own attorney before signing the agreement.
  • Consent: If both parties do not voluntarily and knowingly agree to a prenup or marital agreement, a court may invalidate the agreement.
  • Child Support: A prenup or marital agreement cannot waive your obligation to provide child support.
  • Spousal maintenance (or alimony): These provisions may be included in pre and postnuptial agreements. However, they will be reviewed by a court during divorce proceedings.

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Compassionate Family Services Since 1989

At Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C., we understand the sensitivities surrounding family law matters. Our Longmont family law attorneys are here to provide you with the legal support and guidance you need to resolve issues like prenuptial agreements, custody, divorce, property division, and more. Your family's well-being is our priority, and we are committed to helping you find the best solutions with competence and compassion.

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The staff at Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin are professional, conscientious, and sensitive to the needs of the client. Through incredibly overwhelming situations, my concerns were validated while keeping me on track in the process. If I could give them another star, I would do so.
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