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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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One of my girlfriends said later, "You married an alleged former drug dealer and did not sign a NO PRENUP: prenup.
Forty-six percent had noted a rise in women initiating requests for prenups.
But a legal source in LA said: "George's first divorce papers show he didn't have a prenup.
The Law Commission, a statutory independent body that advises on law reform, recently called for prenups to be legally binding in divorce settlements.
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We don't expect this measure to lead to every engaged couple in the country seeking a prenup, but for those couples who want to have one in place, it will make their legal situation much clearer and reduce uncertainty upon separation.
One such good reason is the needs of the financially weaker party - if their needs are not met by the provision of the prenup, then the Court is likely to look beyond it.
But when push came to prenup, 29-year-old Toni got cold feet and welcomed her hubby back into the family fold.
A prenup normally details how financial matters must be dealt with in the event of divorce.
Ever since her friend went through a bitter divorce, Katia Andrejev has been entertaining the idea of a prenup.
We prepare the prenup in case of a divorce, not because we plan for divorce to happen.