Prenuptial agreements are an important necessity for many couples before they take the next step in their relationship and get married. Prenups have a negative connotation - many people see a prenuptial agreement as a sign that there is a lack of trust in the relationship or that one party assumes the marriage will fail. However, these agreements should be seen as a practical way to protect both you and your future spouse. It leaves nothing to chance - so everyone is on the same page and knows exactly what to expect. But, that doesn't mean that you should just sign one blindly, without making sure that you are truly protected.
The holidays are officially upon us and while it is a wonderful time of year, for divorced couples with children, figuring out a parenting schedule can be stressful. It's understandable that both parents would want to have their children with hem to celebrate the season, but when parents live in different houses, then compromises must be made. As experienced divorce and family law attorneys in Wheat Ridge, Golden, and Littleton, we often see this time of year become a time of unhappiness and disdain for both the separated parents and children alike. That's why we suggest discussing the holiday plans well in advance, so arrangements can be made and plans can be changed if necessary.
Generally, when people think about prenuptial agreements, they assume a person is either very wealthy, a celebrity, or both. However, prenuptial agreements, or premarital agreements as it is called in the Jefferson County Courts, can be beneficial for any couple entering into a marriage. Let's look at what prenups do and why you might consider entering into one.