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 imams are even suggesting they require prenuptial contracts protecting the woman's rights in the event the marriage ends.
6 million to pounds 1 million in his divorce from German heiress Katrin Radmacher, representing a major step towards prenuptial contracts becoming legally enforceable.
Thankfully, the Law Commission is now considering proposals to make prenuptial contracts legally binding, putting an end to ever-increasing goldmine divorce settlements, like the British record of pounds 100m signalled for the wife of Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky.