Prenuptial Agreements

A premarital contract, also known as a prenuptial agreement (or prenup), is defined as an agreement that affirms, modifies, or waives marital rights or obligations to be adhered to during marriage, or upon dissolution of the marriage, should this occur. Most marital rights or privileges are defined to include the right to spousal support and equitable distribution at divorce. This entry offers insight into prenuptial agreements, including their advantages and disadvantages, and how counselors can support couples through prenuptial conflicts.

Components of Prenuptial Agreements

Prenuptial agreements have developed in response to the real possibility that many relationships will not endure over time despite best intentions and professed commitments. In reality, nearly half of all marriages in the United States end in divorce. Accordingly, the purpose of the ...

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