The term "prenup" has become widely known in modern America. Perhaps this is because prenuptial agreements are used in so many celebrity marriages. In any case, a prenup gives a couple about to tie the knot clear guidelines about who would get what if the marriage were to end.
When taking the first steps toward getting a divorce, it's important to reorient your sense of privacy. In a close marriage, sharing bank accounts and all sorts of personal passwords can be an expression of intimacy. But when the relationship starts to go bad, sharing too much personal information can become a problem.