Should I Get a Premarital Agreement Before Getting Married in Colorado?


More people are now recognizing the importance of premarital agreements. They can be extremely beneficial for marrying couples to start out on the same page regarding income, property, and debt. In this video, Denver divorce lawyer Will Smith explains that Colorado law has changed recently regarding the requirements for a valid prenup.

Video Transcript:

So when we talk about nuptial agreements, we’re talking about prenuptial agreements, and we’re talking about agreements that happened during the marriage. Marital agreements. Right? So, there’s really not a lot of distinction between the two. But there’s actually some exciting changes in the law and as it relates to enforceable marital agreements. Right? If you want to check out the article I wrote, you can check out a recent edition of Law Week Colorado. It’s entitled Love on the Dotted Line: The Changing Face of Nuptial Agreements. I’m the author of that. Take a look at it. It will go into a lot more detail as to the law. But, just know that the marital agreements statute has changed. It makes it more difficult to enter into a marital agreement, or pre-marital agreement without an attorney. It makes it more strict as to financial disclosure requirements. The bottom line though here in Colorado is, we favor enforceable marital agreements. Right? Because parties prior to the marriage, and even during the marriage, are allowed a contract. They’re allowed a contract for how the end of their marriage looks like. I tell people all the time, look, your marriage is going to end one way or the other. It’s going to end through the end of your life. Or it’s going to end through your marriage ending during your life. You need to plan for both.

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