prenuptial agreement

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prenuptial agreement (antenuptial agreement)

n. a written contract between two people who are about to marry, setting out the terms of possession of assets, treatment of future earnings, control of the property of each, and potential division if the marriage is later dissolved. These agreements are fairly common if either or both parties have substantial assets, children from a prior marriage, potential inheritances, high incomes, or have been "taken" by a prior spouse. (See: antenuptial agreement)

prenuptial agreement

see ANTENUPTIAL AGREEMENT.
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The cynics may ask - why bother with a pre nup if the Court can still decide on what is fair?
On both occasions the existence of a pre nup was taken into account and significantly influenced the Court as to what constituted a fair settlement.
Presently, pre nups are taken into account by the court, though not strictly enforced - but that could be about to change.
Our belief is that pre nups should become legally binding subject to safeguards, for example to protect children.