Post-Nups are Trending. Right Lawyers Discusses the Popularity

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Post-nups are growing in regular use, a recent survey by the American Academy of Matrimony Lawyers reveals. Right Lawyers thinks there are several reasons for there rise in popularity.

Postnuptial agreements, post-nups for short, are becoming an increasingly important document within a marriage, and these agreements are becoming more popular. In a recent survey conducted by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, or AAML, more than 51 percent of divorce attorneys noted an increase in postnups. RIGHT Lawyers, divorce and custody attorneys in Las Vegas, are seeing this same trend in Las Vegas.

"Postnuptial agreements are a valuable resource for spouses, particularly those with significant wealth and assets," said Stacy Rocheleau, founder and managing partner of RIGHT Lawyers. "I think you can attribute the increase in popularity to several factors," said Rocheleau;

  • More couples are signing prenuptial agreements prior to their wedding, and post-nups are often used to update the existing pre-nup.
  • Women are earning more wealth after the marriage. They are using a postnuptial agreement to protects these assets.
  • Women are talking with their spouse about a pre-nup before deciding to leave their career in order to stay home and raise their children.
  • More couples are running a business together. A postnuptial agreement provides both spouses with an understanding of how to divide the business if a divorce happens.

A postnuptial agreement is similar to a prenuptial agreement, in that it outlines the division of assets and liabilities in the event of a divorce. The major difference lies in the fact that postnuptial agreements are created after the marriage has taken place, whereas prenuptial agreements are signed prior to the union.

"While many spouses recognize that postnuptial agreements would protect their financial security as well as enhance the stability of their marriage, it's not always an easy topic to broach," explained Rocheleau. "We work with our clients directly in order to help them maneuver through this conversation". Rocheleau offers these tips in order to discuss this option with their spouse;

  • Choose the right time to begin the conversation. If the two of you are not getting along and are in the middle of an argument, suggesting a postnup is probably not going to help the situation.
  • Bring in a third party if you need to. If you do not feel comfortable bringing up the idea of a postnuptial agreement alone, consider scheduling a meeting with an attorney or a financial advisor.

To find out more information about postnuptial agreements and this rising trend contact the RIGHT Lawyers firm today at (702) 914-0400 or

The AAML survey can be viewed at

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