Prenuptial agreements are not just intended for high-asset couples. In fact, more couples in general are beginning to request prenuptial agreements. While this is certainly a positive development, it has been reported in multiple news outlets that a new trend in prenups is developing. This trend has to do with what is referred to as a "lifestyle clause."
Prenuptial agreements are intended to establish financial and property rights in case of a divorce proceeding. Considering that a reported 50 percent of all marriages end in divorce, a prenuptial agreement is clearly a good idea. While the protection of property rights may be the intended purpose of a prenuptial agreement, couples are now using prenups to establish all types of terms and restrictions, and New York may be the epicenter of some unusual requests.