According to recent statistics, infidelity remains a relatively common issue among married couples in this country, and particularly among older adults.
Like many other states, Colorado has a process through which a married couple, or parties to a civil union, can engage in what the law calls a legal separation.
Many residents of the greater Denver area may think of a prenuptial agreement, which can also be called a premarital agreement, as very unromantic. Others may see these types of contracts as a way for someone who is wealthy and prominent to take advantage of a significant other with less leverage, perhaps in order to make sure that in the event of a divorce, the wealthy person comes out on top.
Like other states, Colorado allows its judges who are hearing family law matters to award spousal maintenance, which commonly gets referred to as alimony, to one of the spouses who are getting divorced or permanently separated.
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Like other states, Colorado allows a couple, prior to their wedding day, to sign what is commonly called a prenuptial agreement. In Colorado, this document may also be referred to as a premarital agreement.
Every married couple in Colorado handles finances differently. Sometimes both partners share in the financial decision-making and have an equal understanding of the state of their marital finances. However, some couples delegate such duties to one partner only. While this may seem practical, it does leave the other partner in the dark when it comes to their marital finances, which could become an issue should the couple later divorce.
Sometimes, couples in Colorado and elsewhere do not enter into a premarital agreement before walking down the aisle. They may think that the notion of deciding in advance what will happen if they divorce is not only unromantic, but also that it is a sign that one or both parties are not committed to making the marriage last.
The words "healthy" and "divorce" may seem to be unlikely partners. After all, many divorces stem from a host of other negative events and emotions. However, it is possible for couples in Colorado to divorce in an emotionally healthy manner.
When a couple in Colorado chooses to execute a prenuptial agreement, after hammering out their financial issues, they often can come to an agreement that initially they are both satisfied with. However, things do not always stay so rosy. Sometimes a couple's marriage hits the rocks, and when divorce is on the horizon due to animosity or other issues, one spouse will challenge the prenup saying it should not be enforced.