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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She married him in England the same year after signing a pre-nuptial contract in Germany which would have left him without a penny if they split.
The longer a marriage lasts, the less influence a pre-nuptial contract will have on a judge's decision.
These agreements--made either prior to or during the course of a marriage or cohabitation--are known as pre-nuptial contracts, post-nuptial contracts, marriage contracts, cohabitation agreements, and other similar terms.
A spokesman for the Lord Chancellor's Department says: ``Ministers have been looking at the possibility of making pre-nuptial contracts legally binding and have asked officials to examine the issue.
Don't worry too much, however, because legal experts, say such pre-nuptial contracts have not yet been recognised by UK courts.
Various others ended an engagement because they were unable to meet the financial terms of their pre-nuptial contracts.