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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Pre-nuptial agreements have in the past been viewed as not enforceable, so why bother?
Instead of pre-nuptial agreements, cohabiting couples will be able to enter into opt-out agreements but like pre-nuptial agreements they will in certain circumstances be able to be varied by the courts.
THE Government has reportedly taken the first steps towards recognising pre-nuptial agreements for married couples.
The 'no-nup' is so-called because it refers to couples who do not intend to marry and so will not use pre-nuptial agreements, the Daily Mail reported.
Pre-nuptial agreements - Okay, we appreciate this is not the most romantic thing to discuss with your partner when proposing, but in some cases a pre-nuptial agreement may be a sensible thing to consider.
Solicitor Ms Harper joins from Brabners Chaffe Street, in Liverpool, where she qualified in 2010 and from where she has developed her expertise working on high net worth cases involving financial settlements upon divorce, cohabitation disputes, pre-nuptial agreements and issues in relation to children.
Wills, Trusts and Pre-Nuptial Agreements Whist it is evident that parents are providing financial support to their children and grandchildren, they are clearly concerned about making outright gifts to them during their lifetime and how they will arrange their affairs on their death.
But 72% said they would like to see pre-nuptial agreements become legally binding in the UK, as this would enable them to make gifts to their children, safe in the knowledge that if they later got divorced, the money would still benefit their child.
Summary: Pre-nuptial agreements have been given new status after the Supreme Court ruled in favour of heiress Katrin Radmacher.
Presently, pre-nuptial agreements are not legally binding in themselves should a marriage break down, but they are something which in those circumstances a court would give strong consideration to in relation to dealing with financial settlements.