• Are you getting married?
  • Do you want a pre- nuptial agreement?
  • Do you need one?
  • Has someone asked you to sign one?
  • Do you have children from a previous marriage you need to protect?
  • Did you or will you receive a substantial inheritance that you want to make sure remains your separate property?

These are all reasons to consider having a solid pre-marital agreement.

In Colorado, a pre-nuptial or pre-marital agreement must include, among other things full financial disclosure and the signing of the agreement without coercion or duress.

If you intend to enter into a pre-marital agreement, hire counsel and complete the agreement before you book the reception, buy the dress or register for your gifts. Make this the priority.

Like wills or estate planning many find very negative connotations to entering into a pre-marital agreement. See this as an opportunity to plan the ideal separation while you are still in love. Understand that Pre-nuptial agreements are meant to only be
financially based.

Colorado is a no fault State for divorce. These are not agreements to hold your spouse to unreasonable promises or agree to punitive terms in case there is a divorce. These are also not the proper tool to pre-determine custody matters for
children in the future.

While “pre-nups” are traditionally considered to occur prior to the marriage, parties may also enter into post- marital agreements after they marry to determine any division of assets or debts if they were to divorce at a later date.

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**This website is meant as an introduction and explanation of Family Law matters. This information is not meant to be legal advice as each clients situation is unique and special.

At Teddi Ann Barry PC, our compassion and expertise in family law means that we provide the same high level of guidance for same sex couples as for those in traditional partnerships. If you need to address any issue involving marriage or the end of a partnership, contact us today to set up a convenient time to meet.