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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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.
When talk of a pre-nup came up, it wasn't a big deal.
Given the uncertainty and stress of ending a marriage through the courts, even on cases with smaller assets, it is little wonder that pre-nups are rising in popularity.
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.
The lovebirds are part of a new breed of couple in Manhattan whose pre-nup covers not only what goes on between the sheets but their hobbies, date nights, "cuddle time" and even how much weight they can put on.
One of the biggest misconceptions with pre-nups is that they are only for the rich and famous.
Also, given the reforms of the Legal Aid system in the UK, making pre-nups legal is one way to reduce the burden on the public purse.
Davina Hay, Schillings Family team, added: "We expect it to lead to pre-nups being much more widely used as they are on the continent and in much of the United States.
No decision has been taken yet on introducing a new law, but the minister is reportedly investigating what impact pre-nups would have on families.
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