Reliable Prenuptial Agreement Lawyer in Denver

You’re having a romantic dinner, just the two of you, when the love of your life pops the question. It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for. You don’t even need to think about it. You breathlessly blurt out, “Yes, I’ll marry you!” After slipping a beautiful engagement ring on your finger, he asks another question, a question you were not expecting at a happy moment like this.

“Honey, will you sign a prenuptial agreement?”

You’re caught off guard. Do you:

a. Burst out into tears and ask him why he doesn’t trust you? Or

b. Discuss his reasons for wanting a prenuptial agreement and consider the possibility that it could be beneficial to both of you in the long run?

Let’s take a look at why “B” is the best option.

Why Hire a Prenuptial Agreement Lawyer?

In Colorado, couples have the legal right to enter into a contract before their marriage (“prenuptial”) to discuss property rights and other important issues. Prenuptial (sometimes called “prenups”) agreements are appropriate in many different situations, not just when one or both parties is very wealthy.

Prenuptial agreement lawyers do more than just protect a party who is entering a marriage with a disproportionately large amount of assets. In the absence of a prenuptial agreement and without a valid will, the law will decide what assets go to the surviving spouse no matter what the true intentions were of the deceased spouse; hiring a prenuptial attorney to sort out your affairs beforehand can save your loved ones from a lot of stress in an already dour situation. Moreover, it makes good sense for couples to understand what their financial rights and responsibilities are prior to entering into marriage. Our prenuptial agreement lawyers can expertly guide you through this process.

In jurisdictions that follow the Uniform Premarital Agreement Act – and most do – there are several requirements for a validly executed prenuptial agreement; it’d be wise to seek consultation from an experienced prenuptial attorney like Lewis & Matthews P.C. so that you don’t have to navigate this mine field alone.

First, the agreement must be in writing; there are no oral prenuptial agreements.

Second, the agreement must be executed voluntarily; if it is found that either party signed the agreement under duress or unfair pressure from the other side, it will not be enforced.

Third, the agreement must not be unconscionable; if it leaves one party destitute or places an unreasonable burden on one party.

Fourth, in order for a prenuptial agreement to be enforceable in Colorado, each party must adequately disclose his or her assets, liabilities, and income to the other party.

Fifth, an important requirement to ensure that a premarital agreement is enforceable, is to make sure that both parties have access to his and her independent attorneys.

Lastly, the agreement needs to be validly executed by both parties. In other words, the prenup needs to be notarized by a prenuptial attorney.

The contents of a Colorado prenuptial agreement typically cover:

  • Property division        
  • Assets held before marriage
  • Assets acquired during marriage
  • Debts held before marriage
  • Debts acquired during marriage
  • Tax filing status

*A prenuptial agreement cannot contract for the custody of children (especially those not yet born). Similarly, a prenuptial agreement is not enforceable with regard to child support. You cannot validly predetermine how much you will pay in child support in a prenuptial agreement. The court will follow state guidelines.

Although hiring a prenuptial agreements lawyer is not the most romantic thing to think about as you’re about to get married, they can give you peace of mind knowing that you have a secure financial future. If you are considering a prenuptial agreement created for you and your soon-to-be spouse, you will need the help of an experienced prenuptial agreement lawyer. Our team at Lewis & Matthews P.C. can make sure that it is drafted correctly and is enforceable in court.

Reach out to our marital agreement attorney today by calling us at (303) 329-3802.

Testimonials

Hear from our clients!

Kim ElliottKim Elliott
05:15 08 Jun 21
I'm so thankful for Jennifer and Christina. They helped get my child custody case settled BEFORE going through a long lengthy court battle. I had a bad experience with another law firm so I was hesitant but they completely diminished any doubt I had. Communication was the most important thing for me and they exceeded that expectation without taking advantage. I highly recommend them
Katie SicklesKatie Sickles
23:09 28 May 20
We utilized Jennifer Lewis & team to work with us on drafting up and executing a cohabitation agreement between myself and my long term boyfriend. We had initially met with her at the end of February. Because of the virus, our communication shifted to email conversations to finalize the agreement over the course of a few months. Ms. Lewis and her team were beyond professional, extremely responsive, and easy to work with regarding updates, changes, and questions. She even helped us to find and coordinated a remote notarization over Zoom with a certified notary to execute the agreement. I would absolutely use her again for any needs we had in the future.
Sonja GiguereSonja Giguere
03:48 14 Oct 19
At the onset of my divorce, I was scared, fragile, and anxious about what I was about to go through. Jennifer and her team helped to understand my needs and concerns and provided the tools that I needed to help me to feel prepared, supported, and understood. Jennifer and her team were warm, professional, and present throughout the entire process. While I don't wish divorce on anyone, if you must go through it, I couldn't imagine a better team than Lewis & Matthews, PC to be by your side.
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Meet the Team

Meet the exceptional team behind Lewis & Matthews, P.C.

Jennifer Lewis

Jennifer Lewis – Managing partner Jennifer Lewis has been practicing law since she got her license in 1988. Since then, she has helped countless clients with family law, criminal law, estate planning and probate proceedings, personal injury and medical malpractice claims, zoning and land use planning, and general civil litigation.

Ms. Lewis’ compassionate, practical, and patient approach helps clients who are facing the challenges involved in family law matters.

Ms. Lewis acquired the firm from Ken and Leslie Matthews in 2015, after the two opted to transition into ‘of counsel’ roles.

Christina Friedman

Christina L. Friedman – Associate attorney Christina L. Friedman studied law after a career in the finance industry. Since then, she has honed her skills in legal research and writing, and she focuses on the practice areas of family law and estate planning.

Ms. Friedman has gained a more nuanced understanding of the stakes and challenges involved in family law matters because she, herself, has gone through a difficult divorce in the past. This personal experience helps her better serve clients today.

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Jackie Flanagan – Office manager Jackie Flanagan has been making sure that the office is running smoothly every day since she came in around five years ago. Ms. Flanagan’s long-term residence in Colorado also provides the firm with an important unique insight into the local scene.

Counties We Serve

We provide reliable family law and divorce services in the following counties:


Greater Denver Metro Area


Address: 1325 S Colorado Blvd, Suite 503, Denver, CO 80222

(303) 329-3802


Summit County and Eagle County


Address: 114 Village Place, Suite 206, Dillon, CO 80435

Phone Number: (970) 468-0240