A prenuptial agreement (often called a "prenup") is a written agreement between two people who intend to get married. A prenup typically addresses how financial matters between the parties will be addressed in the event of a seperation or divorce. While prenups are not necessary for all couples, they may be quite helpful for many, especially for those entering a second marriage or marrying later in life. In many cases, the discussions leading up to a prenup can clarify each person's expectations from the marriage and help the couple start their life together from a place of collaboration and transparency.
Participating in mediation to discuss financial issues prior to a marriage can help a couple reach agreement in a setting that is both respectful of each person's present and future circumstances, and takes into consideration the concerns and priorities of both parties.