When most of your clients think about prenuptial agreements, they think in terms of divorce settlements, but prenups are also useful in estate planning. By determining in advance the terms of an inheritance, your clients can ensure their spouses abide by their wishes in the event of their death. A prenup can be used to avoid painful legal and emotional disagreements in the future, both for themselves and their loved ones.
Between 2010 and 2013, the number of prenuptial agreements increased 63 percent, according to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal. The majority of these were used to protect property rights and estate issues.