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Pre-nups and post-nups

What is a prenuptial agreement?

A prenuptial agreement (sometimes called a pre-nup, premarital agreement, or prenuptial contract) is an arrangement entered into by a couple before they get married. This agreement is designed to regulate what should happen if a marriage breaks down and ends in divorce. 

If you are planning on getting married and you or your partner's family have an asset such as a business or farm that they want to pass on, a pre-nup can help protect it. Pre-nups can also be important in second marriages, or in marriages where one or both parties have brought wealth to the marriage.

What is a postnuptial agreement?

A postnuptial agreement (also called a post-nup or a post-marital agreement) is designed to deal with the same situation as a pre-nup – in other words, deciding what should happen to each partner’s assets after divorce. However, unlike a premarital agreement, which is agreed before a couple is married, a postnuptial agreement is entered into by the couple during their marriage. A post-nup can be a good thing to consider if you have previously separated but are now in a relationship again, and you want to avoid uncertainty if things go wrong again.

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