Everyone has a “marital agreement” of sorts. It’s either the one provided for you in accordance with the laws of the state of Colorado or one specific to you and your partner. The reason to enter into a marital agreement is to alter the rights provided by Colorado law of one or both spouses to the property of the other in the event of divorce, death, or both. You may consider a marital agreement if you seek certainty with respect to the disposition of property in the event of divorce or death, to protect family or individual wealth, to protect business interests, to protect children from a prior marriage, or protect your interest in a family trust or other inheritance.