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-partnership agreements, like prenuptial contracts for heterosexuals, will not be legally binding but could be taken into consideration by the courts if a civil partnership breaks down.
There are measures you can take, however, to safeguard your financial future if you are living with your partner, one being to make a so-called ``living together agreement'' The forms - similar to the prenuptial contracts much loved by Hollywood stars like Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones - are backed by the Government, and can be downloaded from the advicenow.
There are marriages with prenuptial contracts so coldly detailed even the justice of the peace blanches.