Postnuptial Agreements on the Rise

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(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.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

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