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.

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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A Scots pre-nup which declares that Scots law will apply can help to allow parties to rely on their original agreement even if they have moved to a foreign jurisdiction.
YOU BOTH NEED A LAWYER The only way to get a good pre-nup is to find a lawyer.
In fact it's said that Kanye didn't even think they needed a pre-nup, he was ready to give Kim "carte blanche to all of his financial assets".
Vowing never to get married again, Myleene, 35, told ITV's Loose Women: "I don't regret much in life, but if I had one regret, it would be not getting a pre-nup.
He had signed pre-nup when he married Alyce, which the Californian court failed to recognise during the divorce.
I called the lawyer who had done my half of the pre-nup, an old friend, and asked if he'd marry me.
Summary: Reality TV star Kim Kardashian has refused to admit whether or not she signed a pre-nup before her recent wedding.
Kim is worth an estimated $35 million so a pre-nup makes sense.
Many see a pre-nup as a "get out of jail free" card, as the commitment made in a marriage is supposed to be for life.
The couple tied the pre-nup in 2008, had another bash last year, and plan to emulate singer Seal and his missus, the model Heidi Klum, who stage a weddingtype ceremony on each anniversary of their betrothal.
I see, however, that you really have to bare your soul to your partner to do a proper pre-nup--if you have nothing to hide, you really should not be scared by a pre-nup at all.
Though that sounds like valid grounds for breaking the most ironclad pre-nup, Helen has no place to go but to Madea's house in the ghetto.