Excerpt from full article by the Law Gazette on 27 August 2019, where it was stated from research that “’Generation Z’ – those born from 1996 onwards – are likely to take a pragmatic approach to marriage and protect their assets before tying the knot, a YouGov survey on prenuptial agreements suggests.”
The article published stats saying “Of the 136 respondents aged between 18 and 24, 42% of women and 36% of men said they would likely sign a prenup.
The top priorities for the latest generation differ slightly: 50% of men thought the agreement should cover cars and motorbikes, compared to 43% of women; 31% of men wanted wine, whisky and gin collections included, compared to 13% of women.
Meanwhile, 42% of women thought the agreement should cover pets, but only 35% of men agreed; 75% of women wanted first and second homes to be included, compared with 71% of men; 69% of women prioritised savings and investments, compared with 63% of men.”
Helen Jackson, Solicitor in the Family Department who joined Tinsdills earlier this month agrees that “the trend towards parties being able to manage their own affairs is becoming more common and although in real terms they are not a legally binding document in their own right, if drawn up properly by solicitors they can be valuable when a relationship breaks down.”