Pre-Nuptial Agreements

Anyone contemplating marriage should consider whether it is appropriate to have a pre-nuptial agreement in place. A pre-nuptial agreement sets out your rights in relation to any property, debts, income and other assets purchased together or acquired individually (eg, through inheritance), or that you have bought into a relationship. It is a means of protecting pre-acquired assets in the event of marriage breakdown.

At present a prenuptial agreement does not carry the same weight as a Court order and will not ‘automatically’ be upheld in the event of a divorce in court. By entering into a pre-marriage agreement you will be indicating to a court, if needs be, how you would like the discretion to be exercised in the event that you divorce. You need to be clear that it is not possible to bind the court into following the terms of the agreement you are going to sign, but there are certain safeguards we can take to increase the likelihood that the agreement will be followed.


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