No one wants to think about divorce when wedding bells are ringing and everyone is hopeful that the love will last forever. Unfortunately, this is too often not the case and painful separation and a legal dissolution of the marriage is the result. A well-drafted antenuptial- or similar contract can prevent many headaches (and unnecessary litigation) at a time when the relationship has become strained and adversarial. The same can be said of the employment contract in the South African context.