Trusted Colorado Law Firm Assists with PRE-MARITAL & POST-MARITAL AGREEMENTS
Experienced lawyer, John Husson, drafts enforceable pre and post marital agreements in the Denver metro area.
Many couples choose to create a prenuptial, or pre-marital, agreement before they wed or a post-marital agreement after they are already married. Working out the terms of a potential settlement in advance — especially if your joint and separate assets are complex and/or significant — allows you and your fiancé to decide how you wish your assets and debts to be divided in the event of a divorce or legal separation, and in the event of death. John Husson works with couples in the Denver metro area and throughout Colorado with the experience and knowledge to create fair and enforceable pre-marital agreements which protect his client’s interests.
Even though you are working on your agreement individually with your own attorney representing you to protect your interests and rights in case you get divorced or legally separated, it is just as important that you and your prospective spouse work together in advance to decide on what should be included in your pre-marital agreement. For example, this could include how to manage multiple real estate properties and business entities.
These agreements specifically address matters that may include:
- How separate property and it’s increase in value will be distributed in the event of divorce or death.
- How finances and assets will be handled during the marriage.
- Spousal support terms, including specifically a waiver of spousal maintenance. Note that in Colorado spousal maintenance is always subject to court review and approval. Thus, a Pre-Marital Agreement is not a guarantee that the waiver of spousal support will be approved by the court.
- Any business ownership issues.
- How your separate and marital property is distributed in the event of divorce and death. Employment benefits, disability and insurance coverage should be addressed in a pre-marital agreement.
- A prenup or postnup can also specify how different circumstances in the marriage may result in different outcomes during a divorce such as unexpected financial difficulties.
John is a skilled attorney prepared to handle the challenges of pre-marital and post-marital agreements. The rules are somewhat different for post marital agreements which are in general much less common.
Pre-marital and post-marital agreements are legal contracts that are enforceable by law and can prove difficult to contest later. If you signed a marital agreement and now wish to challenge it, John can advise you on your options and likelihood of success.
You may have valid grounds for challenging the agreement if any of the following occurred:
- Your spouse did not fully disclose all their assets or debts.
- You were unfairly pressured into signing the agreement. Both Parties should be represented by separate independent legal counsel though this is not required by law.
- You were deceived into signing the contract.
Husson Law LLC also advises clients who wish to enforce the terms of their pre-marital or post-marital agreement that a soon-to-be ex wants to contest.
At Husson Law LLC, John assists clients throughout Colorado with drafting and reviewing the enforcement of pre-marital and post-marital agreements to protect their interests. Call us at 719-310-7221 or contact us online to schedule a free initial phone or video consultation.