Few people marry with the expectation that a divorce will follow later. Yet, every year thousands of spouses in North Carolina and across the country do just that. If the spouses signed a prenuptial agreement before they tied the knot, the divorce proceedings will usually go much smoother and with far less stress. Throughout past decades, prenuptial agreements had a negative stigma. But one recent study suggests that more couples in the United States today are choosing to sign prenuptial agreements before marriage.
Prenups are looked upon more favorably
According to a recent survey, more U.S. couples are choosing to create a prenuptial agreement as part of their pre-wedding checklist. The study was conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of The New Yorker magazine. Reportedly, the survey was administered online in the United States over the course of four days from May 20 to May 23, 2022. In total, 1,073 adults aged 18 and older were polled about their opinions on prenups.
The report noted that around 15% of those polled who were engaged or married said that they had signed a prenuptial agreement. This number was up from just 3% in 2010. The study also found that about 35% of unmarried participants said they were likely to sign a prenup in the future, while around 42% of the participants supported the use of prenuptial agreements.
Where to go for help
No one knows what the future holds. In life and in marriage, it is a good idea to expect the unexpected. Those in North Carolina who have questions or need help with creating a prenuptial agreement may want to consider contacting a knowledgeable legal professional. An attorney experienced in family law can provide much-needed guidance and help couples draft an appropriate agreement.