prenuptial agreement

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prenuptial agreement

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A legal agreement made between persons intending to marry, establishing certain conditions of the marriage and its dissolution, especially as pertaining to the individual ownership of certain property that would otherwise be considered jointly owned marital property under state law. Also called antenuptial agreement.

prenuptial agreement

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(Law) a contract made between two people before they marry, agreeing on the distribution of their assets in the event of divorce
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Arguably, those seeking to protect assets and wealth from later divorce can take significant comfort from the judgment to the extent that the courts will now be more likely to uphold pre-marital wealth planning in the form of a pre nup.
However, when entering into a pre nup, certain formalities must still be observed as failure to do may impact on its enforceability.
The couple signed a pre nup stating that neither of them would make a financial claim against the other in the event of a divorce.
Pop star Robbie Williams has already taken pre nups to the front page of The Sun this month with an agreement shielding his pounds 80m fortune.