And are those odds of divorce increased or decreased if you go into a marriage with a legal document that says “I do not trust you”?
But, seriously; unless you have something to “protect”; what is the point? A lot of this depends upon the state in which you reside. In MY state, if I can show that I owned my business and house prior to the marriage - those are mine. What we split (and rightfully so, IMHO) are what we earned since the marriage.
Like any other business arrangement, if you partner up your garage with Ford - and a year later you feel that your partnership with Ford wasn’t a good one; you don’t walk away with half of Ford’s holdings. You keep what you entered into the business relationship with, Ford keeps what they had - and what is negotiated is what happened during the partnership.
Leave it to the lawyers to screw up a very simple notion. Now we sit in perplexed curiosity and wonder why fewer people are getting married. There are legal reasons to never consider this, and social reasons to bypass this partnership entirely. I believe this all goes back to a bunch of lawyers trying to make themselves “feel good” at the expense of the men (who always get the short end of the deal).