The National Center for Health Statistics reports that from 1975 to 1988 in the United States, women in families with children petitioned for divorce in about two-thirds of cases. In 1975, 71.4 per cent of cases were filed by women and in 1988, 65 per cent by women.  It is estimated that more than 95% of divorces in the United States are “uncontested” because both parties are able to agree on property, children, and support issues without a hearing (with or without lawyers/mediators/collaborative lawyers). While the number of women surpassing their partners has risen to more than a quarter of all marriages, more and more couples are insisting on entering into marriage contracts before the big wedding day. According to a survey conducted by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) a few years ago, 63% of divorce lawyers say they have seen an increase in prenup applications.