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Marital contracts assuming prominence for career women

On Behalf of | Oct 8, 2020 | Family Law |

A longstanding perception surrounding prenuptial agreements is that their negotiation and execution is commonly driven by well-heeled males whose less affluent prospective wives are now marrying into money.

Indeed, that scenario does spell a common reality in the family law universe. Many wealthy men enter into marriage with already established businesses under their control. And just as many of them possess significant amounts of other separate property that they seek to protect in the event of divorce.

Here’s a point, though, and one that has emerged with driving clarity in recent years: The same is just as true for a rapidly growing population of career-oriented women.

That expanding demographic is termed “breadwinning women” in a recent Kiplinger article. That piece duly notes that currently “the number of women out-earning their partners has increased to include more than a quarter of all marriages.”

Which means this: There are now legions of marrying females ensconced in lucrative careers and positions who are just as concerned as their male counterparts with safeguarding the assets they bring into marriage.

Concededly, they strive to ensure that the prenuptial agreements they ink with their partners are sufficiently tailored and will stand the test of time, especially when it comes to judicial endorsement and enforceability.

A proven legal team of practiced family law attorneys can help with that.

And, indeed, timely and studied legal input concerning a marital contract is just what Kiplinger recommends. “It is vital to work with an experienced attorney,” the financial publication stresses.

Persons with questions or concerns regarding a marital contract can reach out to an established law office for guidance and effective legal representation.