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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Here are a few tips on how to get it right: DON'T DO IT YOURSELF The internet is full of templates offering quick ways of drawing up a pre-nup without involving lawyers.
The pre-nup is also reported to state that their Bel Air mansion will be in Kim's name, even though Kanye is footing a majority of the bill, and she will keep all jewellery and gifts from him.
The 'Two and a Half Men' star believes that pre-nups poison marriages, the Daily Star reported.
Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones, pictured here in June 1999, >famously signed a pre-nup agreement before their wedding in 2000
Vowing never to get married again, Myleene, 35, told ITV's Loose Women: "I don't regret much in life, but if I had one regret, it would be not getting a pre-nup.
With his fingers more than a little burnt, Cleese apparently stated that he would get his new wife-to-be to sign a pre-nup.
I will sign anything to prove I don't want anything from you except the cats and the giraffe" - Jennifer Wade, who has just become the fourth Mrs John Cleese, discussing, enigmatically, the question of a pre-nup.
I haven't laid eyes on the pre-nup since the day it was blessed.
Summary: Reality TV star Kim Kardashian has refused to admit whether or not she signed a pre-nup before her recent wedding.
Kim is worth an estimated $35 million so a pre-nup makes sense.
Although this is the age of Twittter and Hef is prone to more than the odd 'tweet' every now and again - he even used the microblogging website to announce to the world his engagement with West Bromwich schoolgirl-turned model Crystal - so it shouldn't really come as a surprise that he revealed online his plans to protect his wealth with a pre-nup.
Many see a pre-nup as a "get out of jail free" card, as the commitment made in a marriage is supposed to be for life.