A prenuptial contract, or prenup, is a private agreement entered into between a couple who plan to get married. The purpose of the contract is to change some or all of the automatic financial values of marriage. Over many generations in the past, getting a prenup was considered a sign of setting yourself up for … Read more Why millennials don’t consider prenups a taboo
A antenuptial contract, known colloquially as a prenuptial contract, or “prenup”, is a private agreement entered into between a couple who plan to get married. The purpose of the contract is to change some or all of the automatic financial values of marriage. Deciding whether to get an antenuptial is up to each individual couple, … Read more Seven reasons to consider a prenup
If you’re interested in signing a prenuptial agreement, you might be worried that your partner will take offence to the idea. A prenup is not usually considered romantic, and some even fear it can end a relationship. While it’s a difficult conversation to have with your future spouse, there are ways to discuss a prenup … Read more How to ask your partner for a prenup
An antenuptial contract, known colloquially as a prenuptial contract, or “prenup”, is a private agreement entered into between a couple who plan to get married. The purpose of the contract is to change some or all of the automatic financial values of marriage. There are various pros and cons to getting a prenup, which you … Read more Prenups: the pros and cons
Revoking a prenup The general rule for the revocation or alteration of antenuptial contracts is that this is limited to those cases where the marriage has been dissolved, or where the terms appearing in the prenup do not give effect to the true agreement between the parties. The parties must execute a formal revocation document … Read more Amendment or revocation of an antenuptial agreement
South Africa’s Civil Union Act came into effect in December 2006, allowing same-sex couples to enter into a legal relationship identical to a marriage. The legal contract is recognised under a totally separate legal act – called a civil union – designed for gay and lesbian couples. It is up to the individual couple to … Read more Antenuptial contracts for civil unions in South Africa
The pros and cons of an antenuptial contract depend on what type of contract you choose. If you choose not to sign a prenup, you will automatically be married in community of property. If you create a prenup, you will have to choose between the following two matrimonial property regimes: Antenuptial contract out of community … Read more Antenuptial contracts: the pros and cons
Antenuptial agreements allow a couple to put together their own matrimonial property regime. They can include any provisions they wish in their prenup, on condition that the provisions are not against the law, ethics, or the nature of the marriage. An antenuptial contract is the most affordable and reliable matrimonial contract that can protect your … Read more Antenuptial contracts with a joint business
Sometimes, a change in circumstances may lead to a married couple to change, or even cancel, their antenuptial agreement (for instance, couples who later decide to have children may want to change their matrimonial agreement). A prenup can be changed or cancelled, as long as both parties agree with the change – agreement and signature … Read more Can an antenuptial contract be changed?
For many couples who are planning to wed, signing a prenuptial agreement is far from romantic, and likely not something they want to think about. It is, however, an important subject to discuss with your spouse, knowing that issues may arise in the marriage in the years to come. A couple cannot sign an antenuptial … Read more Can we sign a prenup after the wedding?