Albuquerque, NM- Ideally, when a couple gets married, it is supposed to be for life, ‘til do us part, but in truth that is not the reality and many couples find themselves in divorce court down the road. Even more disheartening is the fact that many couples, even before they walk down the aisle or on the day of their nuptials, don’t believe in happily ever after and feel like their marriages are doomed to divorce at the onset.

In a past survey of the married couples in the U.K., researchers for found that 21 percent newly  engaged or married couples don’t really believe their marriages are going to last and they expect to be divorced in the future.

Of those couples who felt destined to divorce, 40 percent said they felt as though financial issues would lead to the breakdown of their marriage and they are right to be concerned since money and fights over it are the leading causes of divorce. Yet, only 7 percent said they had a prenuptial agreement in place, the Daily Mail reported. What’s more, over 20 percent of newlywed couples kept their finances separate.

That’s not it though, at least 44 percent said they weren’t confident in the solidity of their marriage and half of those were resigned to the fact that their marriages would end in divorce. Forty-four percent of respondents said their marriages were doomed because of “the way world is today,” the Daily Mail reported, and 36 percent there were too many outside influences weighing in modern marriages.

Those are some dismal statistics, but there is a silver lining. At least 57 percent of couples surveyed said they expected their marriages to last for the long haul and many couple entered their marriage with a positive mindset, but also prepare themselves for a possible breakdown in their marriage.

It is likely American newlyweds and the newly-engaged have a similar view of their marriages and need to be smart about things. Money does create problem and though it may not seem important in the throes of love, it will be later. For that reason, the divorce lawyers at USAttorneys suggests engaged couples consider a prenuptial agreement before tying the knot. No, it’s not romantic to think about what you would do with your children and assets when your marriage ends just as it is beginning, but it is the smart thing to do.

Making these decisions early before there is anger and bitterness will save a couple a lot of pain down the road. One of our divorce attorneys near your New Mexico location can explain the benefits of a prenuptial agreement and help a couple come up with one that is equitable and they can both agree on. A prenuptial can outline who will get child custody, who will get the marital home and how assets will be divided. It is even possible for a couple to change the terms once a couple reaches an important anniversary.

If you want to avoid an ugly fight over child custody or division of assets, USAttorneys can help you find an attorney in New Mexico to help you and your soon-to-be spouse come up with prenuptial agreement you can both agree on.