It is now widely understood that drafting a prenuptial agreement can aid even the most devoted couples in strengthening their relationship before marriage. Although prenuptial agreements were once stigmatized, they are now embraced as a legal tool that helps couples work through important issues and set expectations in advance of marriage.
Just as the perception of prenuptial agreements has changed over time, so has the focus of these agreements. In the past, attorneys and couples were primarily concerned with safeguarding significant assets in case any given couple would one day opt to divorce. Now, the focus of prenuptial agreements is often prevention of future marital stressors including disputes related to property and hidden assets. Most recently, expectations related to digital assets have become a topic of discussion in many prenuptial agreement drafting sessions.