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Colorado Revises Prenuptial Agreement Laws

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Colorado Enacts New Laws Regarding Premarital Agreements.   The new law that was signed by Governor John Hickenlooper enacts the “Uniform Premarital and Marital Agreements Act” (Act).

The new law describes the formation of premarital (prenuptial) ”“ and marital agreements, when such agreements are effective, provisions that are unenforceable in premarital or marital agreements, and when an agreement is enforceable. The law makes changes to the Act with respect to the enforcement of spousal maintenance provisions in a premarital or marital agreement. Under the bill, provisions relating to spousal maintenance are unenforceable if the provisions are unconscionable at the time of enforcement.

The new law also amends a probate provision relating to the waiver of marital rights or obligations to conform to the Act.

The Act applies to premarital or marital agreements signed on or after July 1, 2014.

If you have questions regarding premarital or prenuptial agreement in Colorado, you can contact an attorney at Divorce Matters by calling 720-542-6142.