prenuptial agreement

\ ˈprē-ˌnəp How to pronounce prenuptial agreement (audio) \
variants: or less commonly prenup or prenuptial

Definition of prenuptial agreement

: an agreement made between two people before marrying that establishes rights to property and support in the event of divorce or death Prenuptial agreements have long been used by couples who want to set down the terms of any future divorce before they walk down the aisle.— Desa Philadelphia Even though there's a prenup, it's unclear how much of Liz's money Fortensky will end up with …Newsweek

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Recent Examples on the Web The papers also indicate that the pair have a prenuptial agreement in place. Kelly Wynne,, 24 Feb. 2022 Spector also said during the hearing that there was no formal arrangement on child custody timing, and the prenuptial agreement had not yet been accepted as official evidence. Andrew Dalton, USA TODAY, 2 Mar. 2022 The papers cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split, and indicated that the pair signed a prenuptial agreement. Abigail Adams,, 4 Mar. 2022 There were no property fights because a prenuptial agreement was in place. Andrew Dalton, USA TODAY, 2 Mar. 2022 The paperwork then seems to question the validity of the former couple’s prenuptial agreement. Nancy Dillon, Rolling Stone, 26 Feb. 2022 The lump-sum agreement will replace monthly payments of spousal support that are guaranteed under the prenuptial agreement, according to the source. Bill Donahue, Billboard, 29 Dec. 2021 On Thursday, the former Real Housewives of New York City star reacted to news that Giudice currently has no plans to sign a prenuptial agreement with Ruelas before their wedding. Dory Jackson,, 4 Feb. 2022 Ahead of the settlement, the primary battle line in the case was a prenuptial agreement signed when the couple married in 1996. Bill Donahue, Billboard, 29 Dec. 2021 See More

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1882, in the meaning defined above

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prenuptial agreement

pre·​nup·​tial agreement | \ prē-ˈnəp-shəl-, -chəl- \

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