American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Belonging to the period after marriage.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Being or happening after marriage: as, a post-nuptial settlement on a wife.
- adj. Subsequent to marriage.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Being or happening after marriage.
- adj. relating to events after a marriage
- post- + nuptial (Wiktionary)
“You may be able to legally wall yourself off from your spouse's debts, even in community-property states, through a document known as a postnuptial agreement.”
“By negotiating a postnuptial agreement, one party will typically be giving up some of those rights and that's why postnups will usually be held to a higher standard of fairness than prenups on the theory that individuals have less bargaining power once married.”
“A postnuptial agreement is a contract between spouses.”
“The court noted, however, that while it was recognizing the intent of the parties in that particular case, in the future it would still have the discretion to waive any pre- or postnuptial agreement, especially if the terms were unfair to the children of the marriage.”
“LOS ANGELES — Settlement talks resumed Thursday in the divorce case of Jamie and Frank McCourt involving ownership of the Los Angeles Dodgers after a judge ruled a postnuptial marital agreement they signed was invalid.”
“They believe the postnuptial agreement is invalid because it gives McCourt an unfair and unbalanced amount of assets.”
“He contends the postnuptial agreement gives him sole possession of the team, the stadium and the surrounding property, while his wife believes the agreement should be thrown out and those assets should be split evenly under California's community property law.”
“LOS ANGELES — Frank McCourt testified Wednesday that a mistake was caught that would have excluded the Los Angeles Dodgers as his separate property in a postnuptial agreement, but he couldn't remember who first noticed the purported error.”
“But he had trouble remembering a number of factors, including whether his wife saw a copy of the postnuptial agreement before they signed it at their Massachusetts home.”
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