OK, let's clear this up right now. A prenuptial agreement does not mean that a couple is expecting their relationship to end in divorce.
But if it does, a prenup can prove valuable. And for folks who are getting remarried, the document has some particular advantages.
Despite the hope that couples learn from earlier mistakes, data from the Department of Health and Human Services' National Survey of Family Growth show that 15 percent of remarriages end in three years, 25 percent are over in five years. Other studies put the remarriage failure rate substantially higher (60-to-70 percent), especially when stepchildren are involved.
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