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Two young lawyers got married, went on a honeymoon to Europe � and split up three days later. The marriage lasted 72 hours; the tortuous divorce proceedings took a whole year, according to the wife’s attorney, Franklin Bonem of New York’s Proskauer Rose. No wonder prenuptial agreements are on the rise. A key factor apparently is a desire among young professionals to protect money earned in the booming economy and technology market. “In many states back in the ’70s, you could not have a prenuptial that even contemplated divorce,” said Bonem. “Now the sky’s the limit.” Almost anything can be addressed in prenuptial: ballet tickets, awards in negligence suits, custody and visitation rights to the family cat. A man even wanted his prenup to require that his wife have sex with him not less than twice a week, a patently invalid requirement, recounted a California lawyer.

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