What Can and Cannot Be In Prenups (Pt. 1)

While prenups can be effective and helpful, if they contain certain types of provisions, these agreements can be invalidated by a court. Call us for help developing airtight prenups.

While prenups can be effective and helpful, if they contain certain types of provisions, these agreements can be invalidated by a court. Call us for help developing airtight prenups.

A prenup (or prenuptial agreement) is essentially a contract signed before a marriage or civil union that stipulates certain provisions in the event that a couple divorces, separates or part ways. Although prenups can vary widely in their content, there are various things that can and cannot legally be included in these agreements.

In this three-part blog series, we will highlight what prenups can and cannot cover so that you can get some more insight as to whether this option may be appropriate for you and your partner.

If you have questions about prenups, need assistance putting a formal prenup together or need help with any other matter of family law, don’t hesitate to contact the Denver family lawyers at Goldman Law, LLC. We can provide you with superior representation for all of your family law issues and needs.

What Prenups Can Include…

Here’s a general overview of what CAN be included in prenups. Prenups can:

  • Define what will remain separate property versus what will become marital property – If a couple does end up splitting up, it can be up to the courts to decide what property is separate versus marital property (if there is any dispute regarding this between the couple). With a prenup in place, however, the court may not need to step in because these distinctions will be clear.
  • Protect a partner from being on the hook for certain debts – Typically, when two people get married, any new lines of credit that one spouse takes out can come with obligations for the other spouse; in particular if the one spouse does not repay the debt, creditors may be able to come after the other spouse for repayment. Prenups may be able to protect the other spouses in these situations by specifically limiting their obligations for debt.

We will continue our discussion of prenups in the second and third parts of this blog series that will be published soon. Don’t miss them!

Denver Family Lawyers at Goldman Law, LLC

If you are going through a divorce or dealing with any matter related to family law, the trusted Denver family law attorneys at Goldman Law, LLC are ready to stand up for your rights and help you resolve your case as favorably as possible. At Goldman Law, LLC, we know how contentious and distressing family law issues can be, and we also know how to fight for our clients’ in any legal setting.

In addition to providing aggressive, superior representation when it comes to facing the opposing side in the case, our Denver family lawyers also can be counted on to provide each of our clients with:

  • Personalized attention
  • Regular updates throughout the course of a case
  • Honest answers about their best options at every phase of the case.

When you choose to work with Goldman Law, LLC, you can be assured that your case will be resolved as beneficially and efficiently as possible so you can focus on the future.

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To learn more about your rights and receive a professional case evaluation, contact us by calling (303) 656-9529 or by emailing us using the contact form on this page. From our offices in Denver, we serve clients throughout Colorado.

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