prenuptial agreement

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Prenuptial Agreement

A legal and binding agreement that a couple enters prior to their marriage. Prenuptial agreements are commonly associated with the division of assets in the event of a divorce later in life, but they may also include other details such as how assets are distributed in the event of the death of a spouse. Prenuptial agreements are somewhat controversial as some see them as providing an expectation of divorce; they are designed, however, to reduce financial uncertainty in a marriage.

prenuptial agreement

A written agreement by a couple who plan to marry in which financial matters, including rights following divorce or the death of one spouse, are detailed.
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YOU BOTH NEED A LAWYER The only way to get a good pre-nup is to find a lawyer.
In fact it's said that Kanye didn't even think they needed a pre-nup, he was ready to give Kim "carte blanche to all of his financial assets".
When my priest, who was also a friend, said to me did I want a pre-nup I said, 'Absolutely not.
He had signed pre-nup when he married Alyce, which the Californian court failed to recognise during the divorce.
I called the lawyer who had done my half of the pre-nup, an old friend, and asked if he'd marry me.
However, considering the lucrative nature of both her and her new husband's careers, she has been asked in a recent interview if the couple had agreed a pre-nup.
I had a pre-nup the last time I got married," he wrote from the Playboy Mansion on Monday night (our Tuesday morning).
Compared to a lengthy divorce, a pre-nup might be a better alternative for all concerned.
The couple tied the pre-nup in 2008, had another bash last year, and plan to emulate singer Seal and his missus, the model Heidi Klum, who stage a weddingtype ceremony on each anniversary of their betrothal.
But even though eager suitors visit Tuya's isolated homestead on beast, bike and even in a Mercedes, few can handle her ironclad pre-nup demand: Whomever she marries, her beloved ex must live with them.
For married couples, the law presumes mutuality, and you need a pre-nup to get out of it.
She also blames herself for not insisting on a pre-nup - after he walked out of their six-month marriage: "I'll never let that happen again.