A prenuptial agreement, or "premarital agreement," is a contract agreed to prior to marriage. These agreements can be wide or limited in scope meaning that they can try to anticipate everything or focus on one narrow issue, like who gets the hamster. These agreements are useful to lessen the financial burden that a divorce can become. They can also facilitate a smoother transition so that you avoid becoming consumed by the legal process. This article will go over the basics of the prenup and how one can help you.