As divorce has grown into a reality for tens of millions of Americans, many couples (especially, though not exclusively, those with high-value estates) have opted to sign prenuptial agreements before getting married.
Every couple has to make a decision about whether or not to sign a prenuptial agreement on the basis of their own unique circumstances. And should a marriage proceeded by a prenuptial agreement end in divorce, it's important that you still go through a rigorous, transparent, data-driven process for finalizing the dissolution.
If you're considering a divorce and you think mediation might represent a better solution, please call Split Simple today at (855) 665-9920.
Why Mediation Is Still Necessary for Prenuptial Agreements
A prenuptial agreement is essentially a contract two people sign before getting married. It's a kind of worst-case scenario preparation document- it sets our rules governing the dispersal of assets in the event the marriage is dissolved.
Prenuptial agreements can contain a huge range of provisions, but common provisions include:
- Debt liability limitations
- The protection of family heirlooms
- Defining property division
- Defining marital responsibilities
Child custody cannot be included in a prenuptial agreement. Each state has its own laws governing these documents.
A prenuptial agreement can certainly make divorce simpler. It clarifies and streamlines many difficult issues. But it's not a get-out-of-mediation-free card. After all, a prenuptial agreement is only as good as the lawyer drawing it up. A poorly drafted document can leave a great deal of uncertainty. And even a well-drawn prenuptial agreement can be open to interpretation.
Prenuptial Agreement Lawyers in Colorado
At Split Simple, we've helped many couples who drafted such an agreement before marriage but still have open questions to resolve. Our attorney-mediators understand the complexities of legal interpretation, and we know how to work through any issues that weren't covered in the initial agreement.
If you want an attorney-mediator with experience handling prenuptial agreements, please call Split Simple today at (855) 665-9920 or contact us online.