Pre-nuptial agreements are becoming more common as people get married later in life, or remarry, and have property and financial worth they seek to protect. Entering into a pre-nuptial agreement before marriage is an attempt to protect whatever assets you enter the marriage with and to provide for their ultimate disposition. Pre-nuptial agreements may also be a useful tool when one partner has children from a prior marriage and wishes to protect certain assets for the benefit of their own children. Pre-nuptial agreements require full disclosure of income and assets, and it is highly recommended that the parties be represented by attorneys. While courts strive to enforce agreements, it is important that a pre-nuptial agreement not be unconscionable or shock the conscious of the court.