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Prenuptial Agreements Becoming More Common

Prenuptial Agreements Becoming More Common

According to a survey completed by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 73% of its members reported seeing an increase in demand for prenuptial agreements over the preceding five years, with middle-class couples leading the way.

Once considered contrary to the public interest because they facilitated divorce, prenuptial agreements have become common in the United States. In October, 2010, the English Supreme Court affirmed the enforcement of a prenuptial contract for the first time in that country. There is even speculation that because of the difficulty surrounding the divorce of Prince Charles and Lady Diana, her son, William, scheduled to marry Kate Middleton, may consider having a prenuptial agreement.

The attorneys at Kuder, Smollar, Friedman & Mihalik, PC, have experience in drafting and enforcing prenuptial agreements in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. Not all agreements will be enforced, and care must be taken in the drafting of the agreement and the circumstances under which it is signed in order to avoid later issues of validity.


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