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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It used to be that pre-nups were for the rich and famous - not anymore.
Sounds like Robert Pattinson and FKA Twigs are getting really serious - with talk turning to pre-nups.
While pre-nups are not automatically binding on the court, provided an agreement is entered into fairly and both parties have had the opportunity to consult a lawyer before signing it, the Supreme Court has ruled that they should be upheld and only departed from in limited circumstances.
Marital longevity is based upon a good foundation, respect and companionship, not financials and pre-nups.
The 'Two and a Half Men' star believes that pre-nups poison marriages, the Daily Star reported.
But as news of Simon Cowell''s "unplanned" love child with a married woman emerged, the subject of marital pre-nups was high on the agenda in the Bucktin household.
I don't know the full details and Californian law is completely different to how we do things in this country, but in any event a lot has changed in the last couple of years when it comes to how effective pre-nups are if you are getting divorced.
Pre-nups, as they are called, are usually about money and what happens to it in a divorce.
The Law Commission is currently conducting a public consultation on marital property agreements - commonly known as pre-nups.
As the law currently exists in the UK, pre-nups have no legal standing and the judgment of the divorce court dictates a settlement.
For some, however, pre-nups raise the spectre of fiances blinded by love signing away their rights to a fair financial settlement in the event of a future divorce.
As well as learning to bend it like Beckham, players are going to have to bone up on things like pre-nups.