A Prenuptial Agreement is a legal document signed by both parties to a marriage that is to occur in the near future. The signing must be in front of a notary and some states require additional witnesses. Also called a Prenup, the document, once properly signed, is a contract between the parties truthfully disclosing their assets, debts, business interests, etc. It will also set forth rules and conditions should the marriage unfortunately end in Divorce. To be upheld, the Prenup should be fair and reasonable.
With so many marriages ending in divorce nowadays, a Prenup gives the parties peace of mind to go forward and reduce some stress they might have before making the commitment to get married.