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Prenuptial agreements can provide a measure of certainty and the means of protecting pre-marriage assets, inheritance, and existing family commitments such as children from a previous marriage.
Legally, once married all of these assets become matrimonial assets and, unless specifically protected, are thrown into a single financial pot. The primary purpose of a “pre-nup” will frequently be to limit the potential claims on the wealth of one of the parties to the marriage.
At present a prenuptial agreement does not carry the same weight as a Court order. However Courts take them seriously, as a prenuptial agreement is evidence of your intentions to one another in the event of your relationship breakdown and one of the factors that a court may take into account when looking at all the circumstances of your case.
The Court will carefully consider things like:
Therefore, please do not make the same mistake as Cheryl, and call us on 02476 531532 where we would be happy to assist with completing your prenuptial agreement.
Melanie Davis (née Timms)