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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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Wales' brides-to-be are increasingly ready to sign a prenuptial agreement ahead of their vows, according to a family solicitor.
A prenuptial agreement setting out precisely what assets had been invested into the relationship prior to marriage and how they would be dealt with on divorce would have ensured that much of the time and expense taken up with the court cases could have been saved.
Therefore, in New York, properly executed prenuptial agreements are typically upheld.
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.
He treated her children as if they were his own and never asked her to sign a prenuptial agreement, despite his wealth.
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9) Ohio, for instance, falls at one end of the spectrum, statutorily abolishing postnuptial agreements as per se against public policy, while Utah takes the opposite position, treating postnuptial agreements no differently than prenuptial agreements.
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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.
THE debate over the extent to which the law should recognise prenuptial agreements will be the hot topic of a public lecture at Durham University this week.
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.
While it may be a smart option, McGeachie thinks that discussions about prenuptial agreements are a fast way to kill a romance.