Although currently Pre-Marital Agreements cannot actually be enforced legally, they do provide valuable evidence to the Courts about the intentions the parties had before getting married, and any agreement should be followed unless it is deemed unfair not to do so.A recent case has strengthened the position and upheld a Pre-Nuptial agreement. In addition, The Law Commission has been looking at the subject and published their findings in a report on 27 February 2014. The Law has not changed just yet as Parliament have to consider the proposals. Watch this space for updates.
Until the Law changes, it is currently the case that it is advisable to enter into a Pre-Marital or Pre-Civil Partnership Agreement well in advance of the date of the ceremony, so that both sides have the opportunity to seek legal advice and give careful thought about what should happen if the relationship fails.
We would always advise the following when considering an agreement:
We can help you by preparing a Pre-Marital Agreement or Pre-Civil Partnership Agreement to suit your requirements and offer a free initial 30 minute no obligation consultation to discuss your circumstances. Following the consultation, we will provide you with a fixed fee to prepare your Pre-Marital Agreement or Pre-Civil Partnership Agreement.