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prenuptial agreement

Syllabification: pre·nup·tial a·gree·ment

Definition of prenuptial agreement in English:

noun

chiefly North American
An agreement made by a couple before they marry concerning the ownership of their respective assets should the marriage fail.
Example sentences
  • There are a myriad of issues to deal with, including child support, prenuptial agreements, property ownership, retirement finances, and estate planning.
  • There is often difficulty working out what was acquired before the marriage and what was acquired during the marriage - which is where a prenuptial agreement or cohabitation agreement can help.
  • After a conference in chambers, the judge said a prenuptial agreement the couple signed about a week before they married would control the division of assets.

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