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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Pre-nups can also deal with preserving specific assets such as an interest in a family business to ensure that if the relationship did end then the future of the family business would not be affected by the financial implications of the divorce.
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I believe our pre-nup entitles me to half" Michael Kinstliriger, Baltimore, MD
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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.