Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements


Girl, don't be stupid!

Ahh, the romance of determining how you will break up when the affair is in full bloom. Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements may not fan the flames of desire but they are a very practical tool for managing the fact that marriage occurs between humans, not saints or angels.

You may think that that prenuptial and postnuptial agreements are for rich people with lots of assets.  While the prenuptial agreements you hear about tend to be the more high-profile ones, they’re actually more common than you think and are increasingly practical for the middle class, particularly if you have assets or children prior to the marriage.

So what exactly are these contracts?  A prenuptial agreement is executed prior to marriage while a postnuptial agreement is done after marriage.  The laws vary slightly on what can and can not be agreed upon in either document.  Generally they contain provisions regarding spousal support…

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