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It’s Splitsville: Surviving Your Divorce by James J. Gross

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CHAPTER  18

Prenuptial Agreements

Prenuptial agreements, also called premarital agreements or antenuptial agreements, are commonly referred to as prenups. They are contracts executed before the wedding by the two people getting married. After the wedding, the couple may draw up a postnuptial agreement if they wish. The contract has provisions for dividing property and support upon divorce, separation, or death.

If you have a prenuptial agreement and you are getting divorced, this chapter will help you whether you are trying to defend it or set it aside. If you don’t have a prenuptial agreement, read this chapter so you will know how to protect yourself with a prenuptial agreement the next time you get married.

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