A pre-nuptial agreement, also called an ante-nuptial agreement, is a contract between two unmarried people who are engaged to be married. The agreement may address issues such as division of property, financial support and related matters in the event the marriage ends in divorce. It may also address what happens to property when one spouse dies. A pre-nuptial agreement is very useful in instances of second or subsequent marriages, especially where children are involved.
A post-nuptial agreement is similar to a pre-nuptial agreement in terms of what it covers. However, it is completed after the couple is married. A post-nuptial agreement is useful if the finances of either party change and he or she would like to make provisions for children from a prior marriage. There are other areas that can be addressed as well.
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