Marriage & Prenuptial Agreements

What are Prenuptial Agreements?

Before getting married, some parties will enter into a prenuptial or antenuptial agreement. While the terms of prenuptial agreements vary, they often pertain to how assets or property will be divided if a couple eventually divorces, as well as what rights each party will have to financial support during or after a marriage. Legally, prenuptial agreements are not necessarily the "final word" on how property will be divided or how financial obligations will be imposed after a divorce. If the divorce court finds that certain provisions within a prenuptial agreement are unconscionable or violate public policy, or that the prenuptial agreement was entered into under duress, the court may find that the prenuptial agreement is invalid.