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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A pre-nup can give both parties security about their financial future if they are drafted correctly and deal with needs and fairness.
For the couple involved, deciding on who gets custody of a pet can add to the heartache, and Dr Moorcroft advises couples to deal with it in a pre-nup.
More recently the rise in second and subsequent marriages has made the pre-nup more common to protect the interests of the children of the first family from the potential claims of later unions.
According to reports, No Doubt singer Gwen and former Bush frontman Gavin did not sign a pre-nup and plan to split money from the sale of the home.
It might seem unromantic but if you are getting married and have a few pennies in the bank, you might be wise to consider a pre-nup as it offers you protection and could save you and your spouse money.
If you get married, think about a |pre-nup A pre-nup (or pre-marital agreement) sets out what you would each want to happen in the event that your marriage didn't go the distance.
Elsewhere Peter Hook, who has had well-documented problems with his former band mates in New Order, came up with a pretty sensible suggestion: "There should be a band pre-nup you sign when you are all best mates
When Charity flatly refuses, Declan is suspicious and calls his solicitor to find out whether there is a get-out clause in his marriage pre-nup agreement.
Yasmeen quizzes Leanne about her divorce and warns Kal that if he ever intends to marry Leanne, he'd best draw up a pre-nup.
But although Kim will get a chunky $1m for every year she is married to Kanye, the pre-nup apparently has that capped at $10m.
A pal of the 48-year-old actor said that Sheen is besotted and wants the marriage to happen as soon as possible but just about everyone around him, including his family, think he's nuts not to sign a pre-nup.
SO-CALLED pre-nup agreements could become more common in Wales following a proposal from the Law Commission to bring the agreements into UK law.