Prenuptial Agreements are done prior to entering into the marriage. They detail any assets that would be brought into the marriage by either party. This type of agreement would spell out what would happen in the event that your marriage ended in divorce. It is important for your own security to protect your assets and if applicable any money that could be coming to you through pensions, inheritances or other sources . This agreement will clarify matters so that any issues as to entitlement will be much easier to resolve.
On a simplistic level Prenuptial agreements are similar to a separation agreement. You can detail whatever is important to you.
Common-law Divorce Because you have never been married, and depending on state rules a formalized divorce may not be necessary or available to you. Many times there are financial implications from your relationship, assuming you have decided your case is simple and have chosen to not obtain legal advice from an attorney you can detail out any and all aspects of the relationship. This may include assets and debts or whatever else you feel is important.
Same Sex Divorce - You may have legally got married in one of the states that offer same sex marriage. The problem you now have is you cannot go back to that state for a divorce since you do not meet their residency requirements. An agreement in writing is not a divorce but will at least formalize the issues and be better than having nothing.
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