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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I think a pre-nuptial contract is a step too far and I would advise people not to go down the contractual, business route.
Though not legally binding in the UK, pre-nuptial contracts are nevertheless likely to be taken into account by the divorce courts.
He added: "Should they decide on a remarriage I would draw up a pre-nuptial contract to avoid any future disputes.
He concluded: "No nasty surprise in the pre-nuptial contract and also a clear view that both sides have gained enormously from the relationship and are now both stronger and able to move on to the next stage.
The offer triples a figure in a pre-nuptial contract.
They included the idea that health visitors could expand their role to offer counselling, the introduction of pre-nuptial contract and "cooling off periods" before weddings.
The pounds 5million would be three times as much as the amount entered in the pre-nuptial contract that Barbara had signed.
She and Mick reportedly signed a pre-nuptial contract before they wed in 1991 after a 14-year romance.
Catherine, 31, who gave birth to Douglas's son Dylan 10 weeks ago, insisted he sign the pre-nuptial contract.
It was postponed after Mr Bryden demanded that his stunning brunette bride sign a pre-nuptial contract to protect his family's fortune.
HOLLYWOOD beauty Sharon Stone had a tough pre-nuptial contract drawn up before her Valentine's Day wedding to newspaper boss Phil Bronstein.
The pre-nuptial contract also gives nurse Debbie pounds 750,000 when the baby, to be called Michael, is born next month.