Available for Interviews: Teddi Ann Barry
Teddy Ann Barry, Esq. is a family attorney and writer who has been serving families through divorce and custody and has been practicing family law for over twenty years; and also comes with a wealth of experience in mediation and collaborative law. She is also the author of The Do-It-Yourself Guide to Divorce in Colorado.
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With spring here and the wedding season upon us, couples should be considering many more things besides dresses, caterers, and locations for a wedding. Do you really know who you are marrying? What’s his debt picture look like? How much is she spending on “necessities” a month? Are someone’s parents going to help you buy a home? Is this a second marriage with children to protect? What is the exit strategy?
- While some may scoff at a Prenuptial Agreement, we advise couples to sign the prenup and “insure” the love!
- Prenups can address many financial issues that cost couples so much time and money to divide during a divorce.
- Whether spousal maintenance, property, business interests, future retirement, or earnings, prenuptial agreements should be seen as an insurance policy saving couples from the costs of a litigated divorce.
- Prenuptial agreements also work as a guide for many couples to clearly discuss and understand how they will—or will not—share money, property, and business interests during the marriage.
- Many business partners also demand that their business partners sign premarital or post-marital agreements to protect the business from divorcing spouses.
- When divorcing, questions like: Are you going to live in the home already owned by one of you? How much is each of you contributing to monthly expenses? Will you treat the debt of each of you as marital debt now? What happens with that monetary gift from grandma to buy the house or car? Who has what in retirement?
- Whatever the reason, prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements will ensure a much easier and less costly divorce.
Consider having these conversations before you say “I do,” so you aren’t ever left thinking, “What did I do?!” The love you marry is not the devil you divorce.
Interview: Teddi Ann Barry
Teddi Ann Barry, Esq. is the Founder of Teddy Ann Barry, PSC., and has been an attorney for over twenty years. Other areas of law practiced are mediation and collaborative law. Teddy is based in the Cherry Creek office and practices family law exclusively. She is also the author of The Do-It-Yourself Guide to Divorce in Colorado: Get In, Get Out, Get Over It.
Teddy is a former guardian ad litem and Respondent parents’ counsel, representing the best interests of children placed in the custody of the State and the parents accused of abuse and neglect of their children by the State.
As an alumna of Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska for both her undergraduate and Juris Doctorate degrees, Teddy is proud to have been educated at Creighton University which is one of 28 Jesuit Catholic universities throughout the country, that teaches, among many wonderful values, service. I have been serving others in family law since 2000.
Teddy has been a business owner for over 17 years and continues to build a firm with experienced and well-respected professionals who can offer the highest level of client care, advocacy, skilled negotiation, and litigation if and when absolutely necessary.
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