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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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.
A prenuptial agreement setting out precisely what assets had been invested into the relationship prior to marriage and how they would be dealt with on divorce would have ensured that much of the time and expense taken up with the court cases could have been saved.
Therefore, in New York, properly executed prenuptial agreements are typically upheld.
It didn't lead immediately to a prenuptial agreement, but I'm confident it will get there as they build trust with open communication.
He and his second wife went to a local lawyer and had a prenuptial agreement drawn up to protect his extensive assets for his children and grandchildren should he predecease his second wife.
That is one reason why wealth advisers recommend a prenuptial agreement, especially if there are children from a first marriage.
She explains how legal contracts like marriage and prenuptial agreements place value on socioeconomic status and place in relationships.
While Miley Cyrus wedding day is still very much up in the air, step one in the process appears to be the prenuptial agreement.
I have heard a lot of people talk about prenuptial agreements but I thought that this was something that was only done in America and Europe.
Postnups, while much less common than prenuptial agreements, are gaining in popularity.