Prenuptial agreements are available to engaged couples, and will be recognized by the court if they are fundamentally fair, and not a product of misrepresentation or duress. Issues such as income allocation, property division, inheritance and spousal maintenance can be addressed in a prenuptial agreement.

Minnesota law recognizes the right of the parties to a marriage to rewrite the laws concerning marital dissolution and, instead, contract concerning their rights and obligations should their marriage fail. This can be done in one of two ways.  If the parties wish to enter into an agreement prior to their marriage, they will execute