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 pre-nuptial agreement is not strictly binding in the same way as a commercial contract. However a pre-nuptial agreement is likely to be upheld if it is entered into freely by both parties and both parties understand what they signing up to, unless the court thinks it would be unfair to hold the parties to the agreement. A prenuptial agreement which has been prepared in the right way is increasingly likely to be enforced by the family courts.