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Getting married? 3 reasons to get a prenup

Divorce is on the decline in Colorado. In an article by Colorado Public Radio, it stated that the divorce rate in Colorado is the lowest it has been since 2004. Reports show that 4.08 divorces take place out of every 1,000 residents.

While no one hopes to get divorced, it is beneficial to plan ahead. A prenuptial agreement can make things incredibly easier in the event the marriage ends in a divorce. While separating is not something two fiancés want to think about, it is important to be prepared for anything. 

1. Makes it easy to depart an unhealthy marriage

Many couples remain married far longer than they should. Part of this comes down to the stresses of divorce. The two people may no longer wish to be married, but they also do not want to deal with a lengthy court battle. A prenup lays out everything in clear language. In the event the marriage is no longer working, a prenup can prevent people from dragging things out longer than they should. 

2. Protects credit score

Divorces can cost a lot of money. There is also the case of child support and alimony. The court may rule against one party’s best interest for the interest of the other spouse. With a prenup, the two people can make a plan that is fair for everyone. No one has to spend an excessive amount of money, and they can divide assets amicably. 

3. Reduces courtroom time

Some divorces can go on for months or even over a year. This an inconvenience, especially if people have to work court dates around their careers. Additionally, it can be stressful to try to start a new relationship while going through a divorce. It is also hectic to constantly have to talk about marital problems in a court of law full of strangers. Couples can avoid this situation by creating a prenuptial agreement with the help of a family law attorney.

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