Pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements are not yet legally binding but they are likely to become so in the future and a properly prepared agreement where both parties have had the benefit of legal advice can be highly influential on a court in divorce proceedings and serve to protect your assets.
We have extensive experience of drafting and negotiating such pre-martial or post-marital agreements and understand this can be a sensitive subject. We are able to assist in the preparation of the agreement and advising on the implications. We will also deal with periodical reviews which are necessary to give greater weight to the agreement should the marriage end in divorce and you then wish to persuade the court the terms of the pre-nuptial agreement should be upheld.
We offer a personal service tailor made for your personal circumstances and budget. You remain in control by being able to refer to us for help and advice as much or as little as you wish, throughout the process or at any stage, and as many times as you need to.
An important case was decided in 2010 which stated that a pre-nuptial agreement could be influential and indeed upheld by the court in divorce proceedings.
Issues the court will be considering is how soon before the wedding was it signed, (post nuptial agreements can also be entered into), was either party under any pressure to sign, how did discussions about the terms take place, did each party have full details of the financial circumstances of the other and did both parties take independent legal advice.
Pre-nuptial agreements that were instigated mutually and contain reviews to take account of changes of circumstances such as having children and that are set out in reasonable and clear terms are more likely to be followed by a Court.
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