(79) This confusion is due in large part to a misunderstanding of the context and function of the mahr, leading courts to improperly treat mahr agreements as prenuptial contracts
, barring equal distribution of property in divorces initiated in the United States.
There are marriages with prenuptial contracts
so coldly detailed even the justice of the peace blanches.
Then there are pathetic prenuptial contracts
between drunken couples: You don't get my fishing pole no matter what happens.
She recommends that the federal government intervenes to coerce couples to write prenuptial contracts
and to make divorce laws more consistent across state lines.
"Buyer beware" might not be the most romantic advice, but it makes good business sense in the harsh sellers' market of the computer world, where vendors' sales pitches often end up as no more than vapor vows, and where consumers have no prenuptial contracts
to protect them.
are popular enough to have spawned the Uniform Premarital Agreement Act by the American Bar Association.
The court recently held that appeal judges were right to cut Nicolas Granatino's settlement from more than pounds 5.6 million to pounds 1 million in his divorce from German heiress Katrin Radmacher, representing a major step towards prenuptial contracts
becoming legally enforceable.
"However, prenuptial contracts
are becoming more common.