A family law solicitor can set up a pre-nuptial agreement before you get married or enter a civil partnership, to protect your family and finances if you separate.
Pre-nuptial agreements are particularly useful if you need to protect assets acquired before your relationship started. They can cover the full range of assets, such as finances, property etc and also issues relating to children, should you have any.
Pre-nuptial agreements are complex legal documents and should be prepared by specialist family law solicitor. At Tees our experts will:
To give a pre-nuptial agreement the best chance of being followed by a court, those entering into the agreement should following the following principles:
If both partners enter into the agreement with a full appreciation of the implications, the Court should uphold it (unless it would be unfair to do so). Fairness is key if the agreement is to hold up in court.
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A pre-nuptial agreement is a legal document that sets out who gets what if you get divorced or dissolve your civil partnership. Your pre-nuptial agreement should be signed at least 28 days before the date of your marriage/civil partnership.
Examples of assets a pre-nuptial agreements cover are:
A prenuptial agreement which has been prepared in the right way is increasingly likely to be enforced by the family courts. That is not to say they are 100%, but they are often given substantial weight if the correct formalities are used when the pre-nuptial agreement is prepared.
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