Here`s the reality: If you or your spouse are rich, if you`re expecting a big inheritance, or if you`re entering into your second, third or fourth marriage, divorce or death would not only mean heartache, but it could also have serious financial consequences. In the event of death, these are increased when your spouse leaves children from a previous marriage. This is why more and more couples are choosing to sign a marriage or post-uptial agreement. Here`s a look at both, and why either can be useful to you. A marital agreement known as a “premarital agreement” in Colorado is “an agreement between persons who wish to marry by confirming, changing or renouncing a marital obligation during marriage or upon separation, dissolution, death of one spouse or occurrence or absence of another event.” C.R.S. 14-2-302 (5). Many critics argue that negotiating a marriage deal before your marriage is wildly unromantic, and the uncomfortable process can make a marriage fail before it begins. However, Prenups supporters point out that in the event of a divorce, these agreements can save a lot of trouble, not to mention money, especially if it`s not their first marriage. When a couple decides to split up, prenups can avoid long-term and overly costly legal battles. As everything is already stipulated in the agreement, everyone knows exactly who gets what and there is no room for arguments. Post-nuptial agreements were not widely accepted until the second half of the 20th century in the United States. Before that, American jurisprudence followed the idea that contracts, such as.
B post-nuptial conventions, could not be valid if they were performed between a husband and a wife. A couple`s inability to bind was due to the concept of conjugal unity: at the time of marriage, the spouse and wife became a unit or a person.   Since a contract with oneself cannot be entered into, a post-uptial agreement would therefore be null and void. From a public policy perspective, post-post-marriage agreements have long been viewed in a negative light because they favour divorce. What are the following that do NOT apply to children? The guard? Note that some of the above requirements were imposed when Colorado passed the single law, so that only marriage contracts signed after July 1, 2014 apply. The agreement signed before that date is maintained if it complied with the law at the time of its signing. In Canada, post-marriage agreements are allowed and, in fact, most provinces have laws that expressly authorize them. [Citation required] However, the courts subject them to greater legal scrutiny than marital agreements.