Free Consultations719.602.5888 303.805.4900 Offices in Colorado Springs, Pueblo, and the Denver Metro Area
Dedicated to Your Best Possible Outcome Contact Our Firm to Move Forward with Your Case

Prenuptial Agreements in Colorado Springs

No one can predict the future but we can certainly prepare for it. In terms of marriages and their potential for eventual divorce, taking the initiative and preparing for a less-than-ideal scenario often means drafting a prenuptial agreement a few weeks or so before official elopement. Due to the sensitivity of the subject and its inarguable importance, it is highly advised that you seek the assistance of a professional before continuing.

As members of one of the oldest law firms in Colorado Springs, our family lawyers have earned a reputation for being able to find amicable solutions to any family law dispute. We keep your comfort and best interests in focus from start to finish, never rushing you into a decision but also helping the procedure move along so you do not feel stagnant or lose too much time.

Take a look at some of our qualifications and accolades:

Take the guesswork out of your case. Contact us today.

Protecting Your Futures, Not Fighting It

Many people are shocked to hear that their fiancé or fiancée wants to create a prenuptial agreement before they get married. The misconception that is prevalent is that they do not have faith in the strength of their own marriage and expect it to eventually fail and end in divorce. Rather than signifying that someone does not care for their groom- or bride-to-be, a prenuptial agreement does exactly the opposite. By planning ahead to protect yourselves from the possibility of a heated, difficult divorce that ends unfairly, using a prenuptial agreement can show just how much you truly care for someone – you cannot stand the thought of them going through hardship, even if you divorce.

What a Prenuptial Agreement Covers

A properly drafted prenuptial agreement by an experienced Colorado Springs divorce lawyer should act as both a safety net and a crystal globe, stopping you from getting hurt while also letting you glimpse into the future. You will want to consider all options of your married life and how those could change if a divorce happens. For most couples who choose to use this family law tool, they draft it in a way that restores how their lives were before the marriage ever existed, specifically when it comes to property rights.

A prenuptial agreement can protect or control:

  • Certain pieces of property, such as homes, cars, etc.
  • Payments for pieces of property
  • Where each spouse can live after divorce
  • Where legal proceedings are held during divorce
  • How children are raised (can be general or specific)

You may also put unique provisions into your prenuptial agreement that say just about anything that will not be automatically rejected by the court. For example, you may say that if one spouse admits to having extramarital affairs that lead to the end of the marriage, they must pay a certain amount to the other, separate from any other court-appointed payments.

What a Prenuptial Cannot Cover

A prenuptial agreement cannot be the be-all and end-all document you may wish it to be. There are strict limitations as to what it cannot do. Particularly, it will not be able to control child custody and child support rights, as the court must always decide upon the child’s best interests at the time of the divorce, not the time of the marriage. While you can agree to alimony provisions in your prenuptial, you should be aware that Colorado divorce court retains the right to remove those provisions from the prenuptial at any time, should they find that it would leave on spouse at a considerable disadvantage. Lastly, it cannot cause either of the spouses to break the law in any way.

Call (719) 602-5888 When You Are Ready to Begin

Getting yourself into a more comfortable, stress-free marriage can begin by creating a prenuptial agreement. Knowing that everything is laid out safely, should the unthinkable occur, is a great way to step towards the future with confidence, but it all needs to start with you.

Contact our Colorado Springs family law attorneys as soon as you have any questions. We would be happy to address them during a FREE case evaluation.

Awards

  • client champion
  • best lawyer
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • Top 100 - National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Nation's Top One Percent
  • The Gazette - Best of the Springs
  • Better Business Bureau
  • Lead Counsel Rated
  • America's Top 100 Attorneys
  • 2016 - Best of Colorado Springs
  • 2 Years - 10 Best Law Firm for Client Satisfaction
  • The National Society of Legal Advocates
  • NAFLA Top Ten Ranking - 2017
  • 10.0 Avvo Rating - Top Family Attorneys

Client Reviews

  • “I liked the fact that after giving me guidance, they encouraged me to attempt to find a way forward by myself to reduce their fees and avoid court costs.”

    Terry

  • “Matt is professional, yet caring! I would recommend him without any hesitation!”

    Former Client

  • “He took the time to explain the case and court hearing procedures and made our son feel comfortable every step of the way”

    Cyndi

  • “They had the integrity to tell me that the best thing for me to do was to not employ their services since that would only lead to unnecessary lawyer fees.”

    Former Client

  • “It was very easy to talk to all that were involved and it was easy to get questions answered very quickly.”

    Former Client

Contact Us Today

All Consultations Are Free and Confidential
  • Please enter your name.
  • This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.