According to the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), approximately 50 percent of lawyers surveyed have seen an uptick in requests for prenuptial agreements from millennials. The frequency of filing prenuptial agreements before marriage has increased five times during the last 20 years, and most of that increase is attributed to those between the ages of 18 and 34.
Not that long ago, it was very unusual for children to be born outside of wedlock in much of the country. That expectation has shifted drastically in the last generation. More people than ever before pursue long-term relationships without the commitment of marriage. Many couples choose to have children without marrying before conception or after the birth.