Validating prenuptial and postnupital agreements might seem like an odd concept to some people because they been told a myth about these contracts: that they can't be changed or legally challenged. This was an early misconception of prenups, as well as the thought that these contracts were "anti-love."
When a couple decides that it is time to divorce, they have a decision to make about what process they will use to complete the divorce. One option is litigation. Litigation does not mean that a couple cannot come to a settlement, but the hard things that parties say about each other and write about each other in court documents can create hurt feelings and make coming to an agreement more difficult.
Families today look very different than they did a generation ago. Many parents choose to stay unmarried, same-sex couples can legally marry, adopt and divorce, and women are more likely to work outside the home. Unfortunately, the laws rarely change fast enough to reflect these cultural and familial shifts as soon as they should.
Divorce is difficult; there is no denying that. However, there are options to make it less contentious and less painful not just for the spouses going through it, but also for their children.