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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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She said: "At CJCH Solicitors we have seen a definite increase in women entering into prenuptial agreements.
The rabbinical judges ruled that "despite the prenuptial agreement stipulating that in the case of a separation, no side will have any demands or claims, the court has decided to explain this clause as referring only to the personal property brought to the marriage by the couple and not to claims regarding the ketubah.
In these circumstances we advise business owners to make it a condition of receiving the share-holding that they enter into a prenuptial agreement if they are not yet married or a postnuptial agreement where they are already married to ensure that the shareholding is ringfenced.
Prenuptial agreements may clarify or override statutory provisions that govern what happens to a couple's financial assets in the event of death or divorce.
This seems a clear indication that the courts will up-hold Prenuptial agreements, although of course each case is dealt with on its own particular facts.
My sister and I retained a lawyer in New York who aggressively pursued this through the prenuptial agreement and my father's will.
While roaming, Klaw realized she once handled the car owner's prenuptial agreement with a young woman.
2) Thanks to the contractual nature of the marital relationship, the wary fiance or exhausted spouse may dictate certain terms relating to his impending marital union or dissolution in the form of a prenuptial or separation agreement.
com)-- Contact Law polled 200 solicitors specialising in family law, and almost two thirds (62%) reported an increase over the past three years in the number of women enquiring about or instigating a prenuptial agreement.
DUBAI Britons should consider opting for prenuptial agreements to protect their assets, especially if they have considerable wealth, a senior solicitor of Musthafa and Almana said.
WITH January being the peak time for divorce, and one in three couples getting divorced in the UK, the divorce laws need to be clarified, in particular prenuptial agreements.