If the Prenup requires the payment of a lump sum at the time of divorce, this may be considered to promote divorce. This concept is under attack and a lawyer should be consulted to ensure that the Prenup does not violate this provision. [Citation required] In the United States, marriage contracts are recognized in all fifty states and the District of Columbia and can be implemented if prepared in accordance with the requirements of national and federal law. It has been reported that the demand for marriage contracts has increased in recent years in the United States, especially among millennial couples. .