A premarital or prenuptial agreement is a written declaration of two people contemplating marriage. It is effective upon marriage and provides, among other things, for the rights and responsibilities with respect to support and the disposition of property at divorce, separation, or death of the parties.
Whether you need a prenup or not is a personal decision. Generally, prenups are signed by persons previously married who intend to pursue a career and have substantial individual or family wealth.
It is important to execute a prenup correctly in order to make it effective. Consult with a Utah family law attorney to go over whether a prenup is right for you.
-Samuel J. Sorensen
*Some content from ABA Family Advocate