More people are using prenuptial agreements now than decades ago

By |2022-04-06T15:30:45+00:0013 Aug 2017|Categories: Prenuptial Agreements|


People who get married these days are much more likely to have prenuptial agreements in place than people who were married decades ago. One of the reasons for this is that people aren’t getting married as young as what they once did. Instead, some people are waiting until they have an established career and some measure of financial security.

When you go into a marriage with financial security and more stability, you have every reason to want to protect it. This is especially true when you and your betrothed don’t have the same views about money. The difference in money styles could spell doom if you don’t address them early.

A prenuptial agreement can help you keep things separated. For example, if you have worked hard to put money into your retirement and your betrothed likes to make risky investments, you might want to know that your retirement funds aren’t going to go toward paying off the investments’ debts if you divorce.

Another reason for the increase in prenuptial agreements is that more homes are two-income homes. In 1975, around 43 percent of women stayed home to care for children or tend the house. That has decreased to only 14 percent in recent times.

Ultimately, prenuptial agreements are about making sure that both parties have some protections if the marriage ends. Knowing what to include in the document, when to present it and what must be included to make it legally binding are important things to think about when you are ready to take this step in your relationship.

Source: The Washington Post, “Why you’re more likely to have a prenup than your parents were,” Jonnelle Marte, Aug. 04, 2017

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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