Colorado Prenuptial Agreements Attorney-Mediator that helps Protect Assets
Loveland lawyers providing clients with the knowledge to draft their own marital agreements
Kealy Law & Mediation Center works with couples who wish to establish their own terms of a settlement agreement either before or after they are married — in the event that they later decide to divorce or legally separate. While these kinds of agreements are often frowned upon by society, working out a prenuptial (premarital) agreement before marriage or a post-nuptial agreement after the fact can be very practical.
Working out the terms of a potential settlement in advance — especially if your joint and separate assets are complex and/or vast — allows you and your significant other to decide for yourselves how you wish your assets and debts to be divided.
Even though you are working on your agreement as a couple, it is nice to have a mediator assist you in the process, while protecting your rights. You will also want to make sure that your agreement with your fiancé, fiancée, or spouse is drafted correctly in the event that you do get divorced or become legally separated. Premarital and post-nuptial agreements are legal contracts and should be discussed with an open mind through a mediator.
Terms of a prenuptial agreement
A prenuptial agreement addresses in specific terms many matters, including the following:
- Who gets what assets in the event that you decide to end your legal union
- How finances and assets will be handled during the marriage
- Spousal support terms
- Any business ownership issues
- What to do with your estate in the event that one of you dies
- The handling of gifts, inheritances or trusts
- Benefits and disability and insurance coverage
A comprehensive prenup can help avoid disagreement or conflict later on.
Terms of a post-nuptial agreement
Married couples who have decided to create post-nuptial agreements are considered fiduciaries of each other, and they are therefore required by law to provide each other with full disclosure of all information and issues pertaining to the drafting of the post-nuptial agreement. The terms that can be settled by a post-nuptial agreement are similar to the ones included in a prenuptial agreement.
The goal of our firm is the help a couple agree to the terms of their agreement and then file it with the court.
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Call Kealy Law & Mediation Center today at 970-673-4713 or contact us online to schedule a consultation at our Loveland, Colorado office.