Helping Couples Plan For The “What-Ifs”
Marrying your sweetheart is an exciting time in your life. Amidst the planning and anticipation, however, many couples overlook prenuptial agreements. Unfortunately, they may not realize the need for one until it is too late. Some couples misunderstand their purpose and do not want to think about divorce before even saying, “I do.” However, there is nothing lost by having a plan b.
The same rings true for post-nuptial agreements. Even if you have already walked down the aisle, you still have options to protect your assets if anything were to happen. There are many misconceptions regarding the two. At Stahly LLC, our family law attorney will explain the benefits of each and why they should be high on your to-do list.
Plan Ahead With A Prenuptial Agreement
Even if you do not have a penny to your name, you still need a prenup. Do you or your fiancé have student loan debt? What about other debts? Do either or both of you anticipate inheriting property in the future? These are critical factors to consider. We never know what events will unfold and you certainly do not want to find out what happens if you do not have a plan.
Prenuptial agreements can address things such as:
- Spousal maintenance and support
- Division of retirement assets and benefit plans
- Assets acquired during the marriage
- Premarital assets, debts and their division
A Post-Nuptial Agreement Can Be Crucial
A postnup can address similar issues as a prenup. They can cover what happens to assets if one of you passes away as well as child custody and support matters. Executing a post-nuptial agreement can save the day if anything were to happen. Both pre and post-nuptial agreements are only enforceable if:
- It is in writing
- Each spouse makes full disclosure
- The agreement is fair
- The document is executed willingly
- It is property executed
It is not suggested to create these documents on your own. A simple mistake can render the documents unenforceable. We will create an agreement that is fair and complies with state laws.
Take Control Of The Outcome. Call Now.
A plan can prevent you from forfeiting your assets and shield you from taking on your spouse’s debts. Do not let it slip through the cracks. Request an appointment at our Boulder office by calling 303-797-2900 or sending us a message.