A Pre Nuptial agreement is an agreement for couples prior to marriage or entering into a civil partnership. Its main purpose is to record how the couple would divide assets if and when the marriage or civil partnership ends. Often, a pre nuptial agreement lists the assets that one or both of the partners owns prior to the marriage in order to protect them in the event of divorce.
The traditional rule was that prenuptial agreements were not enforceable in England and Wales, but in recent years the courts have, in some circumstances, been increasingly prepared to take them into account in divorce proceedings.
A Post Nuptial agreement is similar, but is made after a couple have already been married or entered into a civil partnership.