Wouldn't it be wonderful if divorce were pain- and stress- free? Wouldn't it be great if two spouses simply had to walk into their local courthouse, spend a few minutes signing some papers and walk out divorced? Unfortunately, due to the complexity of dividing marital assets, this kind of simplicity isn't likely to be possible. Especially, it will not be possible for two parents who need to consider and decide a wide variety of important matters pertaining to their children.
Younger couples are more inclined to sign a prenuptial agreement before getting married these days. Perhaps it's because many soon-to-be spouses have grown up with divorced mothers and fathers, and they know the realities of marriage and divorce better than the generations that preceded them. Whatever the reason, these young couples are better at recognizing the potential benefits of creating an action plan that will go into effect in the event that they ever need to dissolve their marriages.
We grow up in the United States watching rom-coms and reading fantasy tales about true love and "happily ever after.'' Then, when we find Mr. or Mrs. Right, we feel like it's our turn to experience this kind of fairy-tale romance. Unfortunately, the reality is usually a lot different from our fantasies.