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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Due to an "ironclad" prenuptial contract, she will not inherit any of Hefner's fortune, (http://www.
The 2-hour case study featured a cast of characters ready-made for the tabloids: 2 children and a former spouse from a first marriage (Betty Jo) who stood to inherit interests in Fred's business, "Big Deal," an off and gas production company valued at $30 million; a second wife (Susan) who laid claim to Fred's $5 million split-dollar life insurance policy; plus a third wife (Donna) whose prenuptial contract called for paying her $2 million and $1 million to each of her two children by Fred (see related charts).
Attorney's say couples who divorce with no prenuptial contract end up with a default marriage contract established by state laws governing distribution in cases of divorce and marital rights upon death.
In the case of a divorce without a prenuptial contract, the law states all property is to be shared.
But Gallagher - who is worth pounds 25million - believes his ex wife's demands are outrageous, especially since she signed a prenuptial contract agreeing to a marital pay off of just pounds 100,000.
The settlement gives Barbara Becker about six times more money than what she had been entitled to by a prenuptial contract.