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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The Rabbinical Council of America, which is the largest Orthodox rabbinic group in the world, and the Beth Din of America have announced the publication of an updated edition of their widely used Halakhic Prenuptial Agreement.
Situations that exist, in which prenuptial agreement should be considered, include the following:
The prenuptial agreement further provided that it was husband's intent that, in the event of his death, all of his separate property be given to his children, or as otherwise provided for in his last will and testament.
A prenuptial agreement is a formal written agreement both parties enter into ahead of the marriage, which details ownership of any property, assets and finances and outlines how they will be divided in the event of a divorce.
The wife claimed the full amount of money promised to her under the ketubah (marriage document), but the husband claimed that the prenuptial agreement stipulated that "the sides will have no demands and claims beyond this agreement" and therefore he felt that the woman was not entitled to the money allotted to her in the ketubah.
In these circumstances we advise business owners to make it a condition of receiving the share-holding that they enter into a prenuptial agreement if they are not yet married or a postnuptial agreement where they are already married to ensure that the shareholding is ringfenced.
Now that Alan is dead, Tanya claims there are numerous problems with the Trust and the Prenuptial Agreement," the Thicke brothers' attorney Alex Weingarten wrote in the petition, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Prenuptial Agreements and the Presumption of Free Choice: Issues of Power in Theory and Practice
It is often prudent for CPAs to raise the possibility of a prenuptial agreement for a client's long-term protection.
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He treated her children as if they were his own and never asked her to sign a prenuptial agreement, despite his wealth.
To the couple's credit, or perhaps to that of their advisors, they knew that a prenuptial agreement could not be used to waive spousal rights in a 401(k) plan (only a spouse can waive those rights).