Noble Harbour Solicitors

Noble Harbour Solicitors

Pre-marriage Agreements

A pre-marriage agreement or pre-nuptial agreement is an agreement entered into by a couple prior to their marriage. The purpose of the agreement is to set out terms agreed by the couple in the event that their marriage or relationship should fail and the couple separate.

Pre-nuptial agreements have been common place in many countries for a long time, but are a relatively new concept in England and Wales. Whilst it must be remembered that the courts in England and Wales retain a discretion to overturn agreements relating to family proceedings, recent court decisions have shown that the court is now having regard to pre-nuptial agreements and taking into account terms set out in the same when deciding on financial distribution in divorce proceedings. Consequently, a pre-nuptial agreement can provide protection to parties entering into these agreements.

Such agreements can be important especially if you are proposing a second marriage and have capital assets and/or children from an earlier marriage or relationship.

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