A prenuptial agreement, also called a “pre-nup”, or “premarital agreement”, is an agreement made by couples planning to get married. The pre-nup governs how issues such as dividing marital assets, and alimony will be dealt with if the marriage should end in a divorce.
Research shows that more Americans than ever are living with one another before they ever get married. Some of these couples will never get married at all. A recent nationwide study also indicates that a majority of individuals in the United States believe that cohabitation for unmarried adults is acceptable.