Colorado Commission on Uniform State Laws. The bill enacts the "Uniform Premarital and Marital Agreements Act" (Act) drafted by the national conference of commissioners on uniform state laws. The bill describes the formation of premarital and marital agreements, when such agreements are effective, provisions that are unenforceable in premarital or marital agreements, and when an agreement is enforceable.
The bill makes changes to the Act with respect to the enforcement of spousal maintenance provisions in a premarital or marital agreement. Under the bill, provisions relating to spousal maintenance are unenforceable if the provisions are unconscionable at the time of enforcement.
The Act applies to premarital or marital agreements signed on or after July 1, 2014.
The bill amends a probate provision relating to the waiver of marital rights or obligations to conform to the Act.