One way to look at pre-nups is the same way one would look at an insurance policy. For example, most Colorado Springs residents wouldn’t think twice about purchasing homeowners insurance or car insurance to protect their most precious assets from theft, fire or damage. There is always some risk that something unfortunate could happen, so you are smart to buy a plan that will prevent financial ruin. The same thing is true with marriage. No one expects a marriage to end in divorce, but with a divorce rate of 50% it is always a possibility. Having a document in place to protect you from loss isn’t unromantic; it is just the smart thing to do.
If you’re thinking about asking your future spouse to sign a pre-nuptial agreement, be sure that each of you has legal representation before signing it. Sometimes these agreements can be thrown out of court unless both parties have representation by separate legal counsel. A Colorado Springs family attorney can help you develop a legally binding agreement that protects all of your assets, but you must each be fully aware of what you are signing.