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Do prenups really cut the poorer party off completely, or are they more about specifying what is and is not up for grabs?

pre-nups protect the assets of the rich person from becoming community property.

They usually say that you both leave the marriage with what you came in with.

Depends on the prenup. I would never sign the first type of prenup as women often bear the burden of children in a divorce even when the man doesnt intend to have that occur at the beginning of the divorce. The second wouldnt bother me.

u may write whatever u want in a prenup. but one sided prenups usually are not valid in court, so u must leave something

pre nups are there to stop gold diggers gaining too much wealth from divorce. Its quite well known that there are schemeing women who see men has a meal ticket to wealth.

Prenuptial agreements don't exist to cut out the person with less financial assets. They exist so in case of a divorce, there is no arguing about how things are divided

No.
You cannot write a prenup that breaks the law.
Oh, you can write it, but no Court will uphold it.

The LAW is that whatever is owned or acquired by either party during the marriage (not including inheritances) is owned by BOTH .. and upon divorce it is split 50/50.
Whatever is owned before the marriage is not considered marital property.

I really don't know what people write prenups since the law is the law and prenups don't change that.