Postnuptial Agreements on the Rise
(NEW YORK) -- Most people know about the prenuptial agreements that many couples sign before they walk down the aisle. But a new survey finds 51 percent of matrimonial attorneys are citing an increase in postnuptial contracts during the past three years.
Forty-two percent of the attorneys surveyed find husbands to be the party most often seeking a postnup, while 10 percent say it’s the wives who make the request. Forty-eight percent of the lawyers noted no difference between the two sides.
In addition, 36 percent of the lawyers surveyed have noticed an increase in women requesting a postnup.
Postnups can cover a wide variety of issues, including finances, property, assets, children, spousal support and probate matters.
The survey involved 1,600 attorneys who are members of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.
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