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Can a postnuptial agreement fix your broken marriage?

On Behalf of | Feb 26, 2022 | Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements |

If your marriage seems to have more frustrating times than happy ones, you may see divorce as inevitable. After all, both you and your husband or wife deserve to be happy. If either of you is not, divorce certainly may lead to a boost in your mental health. Still, you may not be quite ready to walk away from your marriage.

According to reporting from Money Under 30, the rate of divorce in the U.S. is approximately 40%. To prepare for the possibility of divorce, many Americans negotiate prenuptial agreements before they walk down the aisle. If you failed to do so, a postnuptial agreement may help you to repair your broken marriage.

What is a postnuptial agreement?

Thanks to their popularity in romantic comedies and other movies, prenuptial agreements are familiar to most Coloradans. A postnuptial agreement works much the same way, except couples create them when they are already in legally valid marriages.

When you draft a postnuptial agreement, you protect yourself in the event of a divorce. That is, you can address property division, spousal support, child custody and other divorce-related matters. Still, your postnuptial agreement can also put some parameters on your married life.

How can a postnuptial agreement help your marriage?

Many couples have financial disputes or constantly disagree about household chores. When negotiating a postnuptial agreement, you and your spouse have the opportunity to get on the same page. That is, you can outline the marital duties each of you must complete and set benchmarks to gauge your success or failure.

Ultimately, simply talking about the provisions of your postnuptial agreement may help you to reconnect with your husband or wife.