Prenuptial Agreements

A Prenuptial Agreement (also known commonly as a “PreNup”) is an agreement or arrangement made mutually between parties before getting married. The PreNup sets out the terms regarding most ancillary matters in the event of a divorce, for example, the division of matrimonial assets, child custody and even the upbringing of any children.

Even though it is an agreement, the Family Courts will rely on the prenuptial agreement as a persuasive tool during the divorce proceedings. The Prenuptial agreement is not enforceable in Singapore, although it will be used to determine the intentions of both parties before entering the marriage. Ultimately, the Courts will make the necessary provisions for any children of the marriage as they see fit.

Some examples include:

  • Protect spouses from each other’s debts
  • Protecting Family heirlooms
  • Protecting assets that you own before marriage