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Divorce: Prenuptial agreements can be a marriage’s best friend

On Behalf of | Apr 16, 2021 | Divorce

When prenuptial agreements first became a thing, they were given a pretty bad rap. They’re not the most romantic thing to discuss on the verge of a wedding, but they sure make sense if the unforeseen should happen and a Colorado couple ends up facing divorce. It was mostly women who objected to them, but it has become increasingly popular for women to embrace this legal document as something that can safeguard them as well.

Popular with Millennials

Statistics show that when millennials decide to marry, they do so after having weighed the pros and cons carefully. In fact, lawyers have said they have seen a more than 50% increase in the number of younger couples opting to include a prenuptial agreement in their marriages. Some of these couples are those whose parents divorced, and they don’t want history repeating itself. This legal document can stipulate what each person wants out of the marriage and the responsibilities that go along with being married.

There is already the civil code

Each state has a civil code that will dictate what should transpire when a couple divorces. It speaks to issues such as property division, spousal support and debt. So, having a prenuptial agreement just gives couples the opportunity of rewriting that law legally in a way that speaks to their individual situations. The only thing that can’t be included are issues that pertain to child custody.

A prenuptial agreement helps a couple who is the throes of divorce to stay out of court. Over the years, this legal document has become more about financially safeguarding each individual. Looking at a prenup in a new way, couples now understand that a prenup is, indeed, about caring about each other’s future.