Millennials embracing benefits of prenuptial agreements

By |2022-04-05T17:31:47+00:0006 Nov 2016|Categories: Prenuptial Agreements|


It’s high time that millennials get their due. While those in this important demographic are sometimes treated with condescension, they may be more realistic about life and smarter about protecting their interests than they are given credit for. For example, a recent survey indicates that millennials are typically very savvy in their approach to marriage.

The survey was conducted among attorneys by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Over half of those polled noted an increase of millennials seeking prenuptial agreements. The president of the AAML says that because couples are waiting until they are older before tying the knot, they are more likely to enter a marriage with assets they want to keep protected in case they divorce.

It should also be noted that around 62 percent of the survey’s respondents stated that in the last three years there has been an upswing in the overall number of clients desiring prenuptial agreements. And one last interesting fact; while prenuptial agreements have enjoyed greater popularity, divorces are on the decrease.

Using the AAML survey as an indicator, it appears that millennials are a part of a growing number of people who are not afraid to look into the future with unflinching pragmatism. Of course, any couple who marries is doing so with the belief that they will be together for the long haul, but it is very wise to have a contingency plan in place if things do not work out.

If you are entering a marriage with property and assets that you want to keep protected, an experienced family law attorney can help you create a thorough and concise prenuptial agreement. Not only will the agreement help protect your legal rights, but it could also help you avoid costly litigation in the event of a divorce.

Source: Money Magazine, “Prenups Aren?t Taboo for Millennial Couples,” Kristen Bahler, Oct. 28, 2016

About the Author:

Dorie Anne Rogers - The Law Offices of Dorie A. Rogers, APC
Dorie A. Rogers, a Family Law Specialist, Certified by the State Bar of California, has been an attorney since 1981 with an exclusive family law practice located in Orange County. She is accepting dissolution cases with support and property issues including the use of forensics to ascertain business value, community interests and to establish monthly case flow analysis. Ms. Rogers has substantial experience in high conflict custody litigation involving sophisticated psychological issues. She drafts premarital and postmarital agreement designed to define and establish parties' separate and community property interests. Paternity cases and domestic violence matters are considered part of her practice. Ms. Rogers is a court-approved and court-appointed to represent minor children.Ms. Rogers consults with individuals concerned about entering or exiting a relationship. She advises effective strategies for dissolution or premarital planning. Knowledge is power and good planning affords better results.Specialties: Family Law Specialist, Certified by the State Bar of California
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