If you get married and the relationship doesn't work out, you may be at risk of losing a significant amount of your financial assets, particularly if you are the sole breadwinner in the household. This is why it is very common for high-asset individuals to ask their fiancés to sign a prenuptial agreement before marriage. This document should theoretically ensure that one spouse does not walk away from a failed marriage with their ex-spouse's hard-earned assets.
However, prenuptial agreements can be contested by the divorcing spouse in some circumstances, meaning that the asset division process continues to be subject to standard state law procedures. If you are considering whether to pursue a prenuptial agreement or you are worried that the prenuptial agreement will not hold up at divorce, you should take the time to understand how the law applies.