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.
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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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Probably not, unless the bride whips out the pre-nuptial contract and asks the latter to promise to shed a few pounds and invest in a Fake Bake tanning treatment before the wedding day.
That aside, one of the most useful side effects of negotiating a contract is that couples learn far more about their partner's attitude to money - and potentially save themselves future heartache.: Solid start:To make a pre-nuptial contract as watertight as possible, couples, including those entering civil partnership arrangements, should bear in mind:
The forms - similar to the pre-nuptial contracts much loved by Hollywood stars like Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones - are backed by the Government, and can be downloaded from the advicenow.org.uk website, and taken to a lawyer so the details can be completed.
The forms ( similar to the pre-nuptial contracts much loved by Hollywood stars like Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones ( are backed by the Government, and can be downloaded from the advicenow.org.uk website, and taken to a lawyer so the details can be completed.
Under English law, pre-nuptial contracts are not enforceable, mainly due to historical reasons - the English marriage settlement.
But I wonder if they'll take kindly to the Government's latest wheeze for newly-weds: pre-nuptial contracts. Can you think of anything which would put you off your partner more than i during a romantic moment, he or she whipped out a piece of paper and d emanded: "Sign this, or the wedding's off"?
TO make a pre-nuptial contract as watertight as possible, couples ( including those entering civil partnership arrangements ( should bear in mind the following points: