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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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Rather than leave the division to the court, a pre-nuptial agreement will give the parties certainty and is a sensible form of wealth protection.
Asserting the importance of a pre-nuptial agreement Brookman said: "The absence of one is significant.
Now, Pamela is challenging the legality of the pre-nuptial agreement in court papers that reveal the events just before their wedding.
Gareth Deighan looks at how the decision could mean more pre-nuptial agreements
With the divorce rate at over 50% for first time marriages, a pre-nuptial agreement is not far-fetched, especially in light of the fact that the most recent Illinois statistics show that the average cost of a contested divorce is $18,000 in urban areas, which for some couples constitutes a down payment on a home.
Percentage of men who feel that signing a pre-nuptial agreement shows a lack-of trust: 12
said Geri demanded he take an HIV test and sign a pre-nuptial agreement to protect her pounds 7 million fortune.
The couple are in dispute over a watertight pre-nuptial agreement which ensures Mark gets nothing in a divorce.
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
A pre-nuptial agreement is a contract signed before a marriage, setting out what should happen in the event that it doesn't work out.
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.