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    Millennials wear the crown for redefining relationships. They’re waiting longer to get married – if they deign to get married at all. Of the millennials who do commit to “for better or worse,” many are opting to include a prenuptial agreement in their union. This move is changing the perception of prenups.

    The Point of the Prenup

    A prenuptial agreement is a legal document that establishes a couple’s right to certain assets in the event of a divorce. A study conducted by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) found that 62 percent of divorce lawyers surveyed saw an increase in requests for prenups. Fifty-one percent cited millennials as responsible for the increase in prenups. The AAML also found that there is an increase in the number of women initiating the prenup discussion and request for the document.

    Prenups have always carried a stigma. Many people think that the only couples who get prenups are those who expect to get divorced eventually anyway. The assumption is that their relationship must not be that strong to begin with – but that isn’t the case at all. In a world where divorce is a major reality, making a prenup is smart, especially for a generation that doesn’t want to be financially eviscerated by a potential split.

    Prenups have also always been considered the domain of the wealthy. But not only affluent couples qualify for prenups. If you have personal assets that you want to protect from your spouse, a prenup is the safest route to take. Prenuptial agreements are protecting business interests, family inheritances, separate property holdings, and potential alimony claims.

    Millennials Are Changing the Divorce Rate

    Millennials may have the reputation of being stubborn and entitled, but they’ve learned a thing or two by watching the generations that have come before them. The marital experience is very different today. The choice to put the brakes on getting hitched is one of the reasons the divorce rate in the United States has dropped. And the choice to get a prenup when you do get married is a positive trend, no matter what generation you hail from.

    Or Consider the Postnuptial Agreement

    If you’ve already put a ring on it, it’s not too late to safeguard your assets or make some requests within the legal confines of your marriage. A postnuptial agreement is just like a prenuptial agreement – except this document is established after marriage. Why would anyone choose to do a postnup? Maybe you have come into a large sum of money, started a business, or your finances have changed dramatically in other ways.

    Benefits of a Prenuptial Agreement

    If you do ultimately get a Michigan divorce, a prenup or postnup is actually a big help – some of the biggest asset questions have already been answered. This kind of clarity can make moving forward with the divorce and the splitting up of assets a far simpler process.

    Though making prenups seem like a positive thing for the future of a relationship is still an uphill climb for many people, this kind of document does make couples talk seriously about their finances, which is great preparation for a marriage. You might never talk about or think about your prenup again after you get hitched, but having it there is like an insurance policy for your union.

    If you’re ready to talk prenups or postnups, contact the family law attorneys at Femminineo Attorneys in Macomb, MI, to schedule a meeting.

    What makes us the right divorce attorneys for you?

    Family Law Expertise

    Most lawyers are in a general practice and do some of everything. One of our main focuses is on Family law and being expert at divorce, custody and support matters.

    Strong Relationships

    We are in court daily, working with the family court judges, their staff and clerks, the Friend of the Court office, the Bar Association and other attorneys working in this area. We pride ourselves on fighting hard for our clients while working well with everyone.

    Experience

    Our extensive experience and strong relationship with the courts and our peers leads many judges and attorneys to hire us to act as Mediators in other Family Law cases. Make no mistake; having a strong working relationship with the court can have a massive impact on your case. Unlike most attorneys, we have no fear of the court room and are in trial regularly against the best in the business. We see the judges every week and maintain strong ties with their staff.

    We Care

    Although every attorney can “handle” your case, Femminineo Attorneys cares about you and your family. We work extremely hard to keep this difficult process civil and to shelter your children from as much of the negative facets as possible.

    Commitment

    Once your case is concluded, we will be there to help you with any post-judgment problems that may arise.

    Flexibility

    Everyone’s financial situation is different and we work with our clients to formulate a fee arrangement that works within your means.

    Effectiveness

    We have handled every possible situation involving domestic law. We will do everything possible to wrap up your case in a timely manner, avoiding delays that cause unnecessary legal fees.

    Tenacity

    When your case cannot be easily solved, we will fight hard and use all of our resources to win. Unlike most attorneys, we have no fear of the court room and we regularly win cases against the best in the business at trial.

    Expert Staff

    Unlike many attorneys who have a part-time typist and work 30 hours a week, we have an expert staff available all day long to assist you and provide immediate service.

    Personal Service

    At Femminineo Attorneys, your case will be handled by an experienced family law attorney. Each of our attorneys in our family law division has many years of experience in handling family law matters.

    We encourage you to see these differences for yourself and call today to speak with one of our partners or schedule a free consultation at our office.

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