Developing Comprehensive Marital Agreements Can Be Challenging

There is common misconception that a prenuptial agreement is your only option if you want to protect your property rights in the event of a future divorce. You can actually accomplish the same goals by drafting a postnuptial agreement after your marriage.

At Keane Law in Boulder, our lawyers draft prenuptial and postnuptial agreements for clients in northwestern Colorado. We offer a free 30 minute consultation to answer your questions.

There are many reasons why you may want to have a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement:

  • To protect significant assets such as a family business or vacation home
  • To protect the property rights of children from your first marriage
  • To protect wages earned during your marriage
  • To protect assets such as cars, inventions, jewelry and artwork

No one likes to think that his or her marriage could come crashing down one day. However, drafting an agreement does not mean that you think your marriage will fail. A prenup or postnup is like insurance. You hope you will never need it, but you are covered if the worst happens. It will be easier for you and your spouse to come to an agreement about property issues now, while you still love each other, than later should communications become strained during a divorce.

Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements are enforceable in Colorado if they are drafted properly. These agreements may be voided by a judge if:

  • You committed fraud by not disclosing all of your assets
  • If there was duress in getting your spouse to sign the agreement
  • Your spouse was not represented by an attorney
  • The agreement was unconscionable

Please contact Keane Law for a free 30 minute consultation with our Boulder prenuptial agreement attorneys.

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