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Prenuptial agreement may be a good idea for Colorado couples

When Colorado couples marry, they are filled with hope and anticipation for their futures. However, couples should face the fact that many marriages end in divorce. This is why a prenuptial agreement is a good idea for all couples who wish to protect the assets they have before getting married. A prenuptial agreement is a form of a contract between the two people who are planning to marry.

Some people are hesitant to ask the persons they want to spend the rest of their lives with to sign a prenuptial agreement. This is because those who have no assets to protect are often offended when the loves of their lives request a prenuptial agreement to be signed. Yet, those who have the assets often need the protection just in case of a future divorce.

Prenuptial agreements can also be used to protect future assets. For example, if a person is expecting a large inheritance, he or she may want to keep that future asset separate from the marital funds. It is also good to know that most states recognize prenuptial agreements but the standards vary widely from state to state.

Another way to protect assets that come from outside of the marriage is with a post marital agreement. These may be harder to enforce. One reason is that with a post marital agreement, those who are asked to sign one never have a guarantee that their partners have not already decided to divorce and are using this as a way to get what they want out of the marriage.

Prenuptial agreements can be very useful if a marriage ends, and they can pinpoint where the assets go in case of divorce or death. For Colorado couples who are considering marriage, a prenuptial agreement can be very helpful. An attorney whose practice is in family law can help those who are considering prenuptial agreements draft the agreements and present them to their future spouses.

Source:, "Prenuptial Agreements: What to Know Before Tying the Knot", Paulina Mejia, June 8, 2015

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