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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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Asserting the importance of a pre-nuptial agreement Brookman said: "The absence of one is significant.
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I suspect that, where the terms of a pre-nuptial agreement provide a result far removed from that which the principles of ancillary relief would otherwise yield, family judges may fall into two camps as to whether the case should fall into the residue, whatever its label; and it may arguably
The only way of affording yourself the greatest protection is to enter into a pre-nuptial agreement, which is a contract entered in to by a couple prior to marriage which sets out how they intend to regulate their financial positions in the event of a divorce.
London, March 9 ( ANI ): Charlie Sheen has refused to sign a pre-nuptial agreement and is ready to risk losing half of his 75 million pounds fortune to his porn star fiance Brett Rossi, it has been revealed.
It appears the pair do not have a pre-nuptial agreement, in which case their earnings over the last 25 years would be split evenly.
While many engaged couples may object to the idea of signing a pre-nuptial agreement, if they were to become legally binding they would play a key role in overcoming the inheritance tax planning blockages we see affecting many families.
IT'S not terribly romantic to make a pre-nuptial agreement but, following the landmark case of German heiress Katrin Radmacher and her former husband Nicolas Granatino, such documents are likely to become more common.
FAMILY lawyers have been eagerly awaiting the Supreme Court ruling in Radmacher versus Granatino - a case involving a wealthy German wife and a French husband who entered into a pre-nuptial agreement in Germany.