Do I Need a Prenup?
Who Needs A Prenup?
Prenuptial agreements, or prenups, are now being drafted for couples of all ages. These legal documents are now as important for young couples in their 20s and 30’s who are entering into their first marriage as they are for couples in their 40’s and 50’s and even 60’s who are marrying for a second or third time. Couples of all ages now want to establish and define the rights to their separate property and jointly held property before they enter into a legal union.
What is Covered by the Prenup?
The content of a prenuptial agreement is as unique as the parties involved. A properly prepared agreement is a complex document that is based on the couple’s specific goals and financial situation. With an experienced and competent Colorado family law attorney, the process of creating a prenuptial agreement should be relatively straightforward. What can be time consuming, however, are the series of negotiations that take place between the parties before the agreement can be finalized.
The Role of the Attorneys
The primary goal of the attorney is be aware of, and to protect, their client’s goals. It is also imperative that the lawyers be sensitive to the special relationship that exists between the two parties, and to create an agreement that will preserve the couple’s relationship. Additionally it is the role of a competent and experienced attorney to ensure that negotiations between the parties are handled in a dignified and respectful manner. And finally, and perhaps most important, it is the attorney’s responsibility to draft a prenuptial agreement that is fair, reasonable and one that is enforceable in a court of law.
At The Harris Law Firm, we provide families and individuals in need with the experienced legal representation they require to secure the outcome they deserve. If you are looking to hire an experienced Colorado family law lawyer, give us a call at (303) 622-5502 to speak with a member of our firm, or fill out our online form to ask us a legal question.