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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The growing number of pre-nuptial contracts being drawn by British women is on the rise with 47% of women say they would like to safeguard their property and cash should the marriage break down.
Another amendment was the introduction of pre-nuptial contracts to regulate which spouse pays alimony in case of divorce and who will win custody of the children and the family home.
Mr Todd said the current status of pre-nuptial contracts was unclear and he was asking the court to give force to an agreement entered into by parties which would have been binding in the countries of origin of both the former husband and wife.
Perhaps official pre-nuptial contracts are the way forward for some brides who are struggling to keep the peace'
He is also an expert in all other aspects of family law including relationship agreements, pre-nuptial contracts and custody cases.
Though not legally binding in the UK, pre-nuptial contracts are nevertheless likely to be taken into account by the divorce courts.
As with pre-nuptial contracts for heterosexual couples, these agreements are not strictly binding under English law, but the courts may take them into account when a relationship breaks down.