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An individual seldom enters into a marriage/civil partnership knowing that it will go horribly wrong. More often than not, couples are opting to enter into ‘agreements’ that regulate their financial and non-financial commitments should their marriage end in divorce.
Nuptial Agreements are essentially of 3 types and which one is suitable for your needs depends on timing.
A nuptial agreement is more common where there is un-equality of financial contribution or if protection is required for a particular asset. It also serves to take the heat out of the breakdown of the marriage by agreeing terms in advance. It provides a means of resolving financial and other problems informally without court intervention.
Nuptial agreements however are not ‘legally binding’, and does not achieve the same degree of finality as a court order. However, a prenuptial agreement is very strong evidence of what the involved parties intended their arrangements to be in the event of a separation. Departing from that agreement would need strong reasons. In any event, it is always recommended to enter into one than not to secure your finances and specific other matters.
No, there is also a cohabitation agreement which is used after a relationship commences, similar to that of a post nuptial agreement with the difference that it is entered into outside of a marriage and is legally binding, in the same way as a contract.
There are rules relating to the validity of each agreement and at Freeman Harris Solicitors in Greenwich, London, we can advise you of your position and draw up the appropriate agreement to suit your family needs.
We offer a prenuptial agreement review service, which will explain the process to you.
Catherine (Cat) carries out a broad range of private client work which include the all family law related work. Her expertise is in resolving family law matters.
Isabel assists the family law department with all the initial information gathering and research work, which helps drive the department to get fair results for clients.
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