Prenuptial Agreement Laws in Illinois

A prenuptial agreement, antenuptial agreement, or premarital agreement, commonly abbreviated to “prenup”, is a contract entered into prior to marriage, civil union or any other agreement prior to the main agreement by the people intending to marry or contract with each other. The content of a prenuptial agreement can vary widely, but commonly includes provisions for division of property and spousal support in the event of divorce or breakup of marriage. They may also include terms for the forfeiture of assets as a result of divorce on the grounds of adultery; further conditions of guardianship may be included as well. Child custody and child support cannot be dealt with in a premarital agreement.

Post-Nuptial Agreements

This is the same as a prenup, but it is executed after the parties marriage.