While every circumstance is unique, there are situations in which a prenuptial agreement is more important.  For example, if you are an older couple that has children and/or property that you have accumulated prior to your marriage, you may want to enter into a prenuptial agreement to protect that property for your children. Note that the dissolution laws in Colorado already protect that property to a certain extent.  Basically, anything that is owned prior to marriage, received as a gift, or received as inheritance is already considered to be separate property. Appreciation of an asset during the marriage is different.  If you would like to preserve the asset and the appreciation for your children a prenuptial agreement would accomplish that protection. Typically a young couple starting to build their assets together does not benefit from a prenuptial agreement. People that enter a marriage with considerable assets they would like to protect are wise to complete a prenuptial agreement.