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  • Family Law
  • Pre-Nuptial and Post Nuptial Agreements

    Are you thinking about getting married again?  Do you want to protect your assets if the marriage breaks down particularly if you have children to think of?

    If so, a Pre-Nuptial and Post Nuptial Agreement could be just the thing for you.

    A Pre-Nuptial Agreement is signed before the marriage and is an agreement which sets out, amongst other things, who will keep what if the marriage breaks down.  It should be signed at least six weeks before the ceremony so as to give the parties a cooling off period and both parties should have legal advice if possible.

    If the Pre-Nuptial Agreement is followed by a Post-Nuptial Agreement in the same terms, signed after the marriage ceremony, then the Court is likely to enforce that agreement should the marriage break down.

    There are pitfalls though and you should always make sure that the agreements are drafted properly and that you take legal advice.