A thorough prenup review, by an expert, for your peace of mind
If you have been asked to sign a prenuptial agreement, you must have it reviewed by an independent solicitor in order for it to be a “qualifying agreement” under English law. The prenuptial agreement would have been drafted by a lawyer advising your fiancé, and we would be advising you on the agreement.
The family law team at Freeman Harris Solicitors will review your prenuptial agreement and provide you with the relevant legal advice. Our objective is to ensure your rights and best interests are protected. If your fiancé has asked you to sign a prenuptial agreement, please contact us. We will offer you comprehensive and efficient legal advice at a fixed cost.
As part of this service, we will review the terms of the prenuptial agreement providing you with advice on the matter. We will advise if there are any terms which are to your detriment and will exclude your rights under the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973. In such cases, we will be available to negotiate any alterations to the agreement. Our role here is to help you understand the terms of the agreement and help you negotiate better terms, if needed.
Prenuptial reviews are not recognised by the English courts, although they are considered as factual agreements which would be presented in court in case there is a breakdown of marriage. For this reason, prenuptial agreements need to be prepared carefully and reviewed. The terms of the prenuptial agreement are only enforceable if it is well researched and drafted. The review process also has to follow the same pattern. In case of a breakdown of the marriage, if evidence is produced that it was signed under duress or that the agreement favoured one party over the other, it will not be enforced.
A prenuptial agreement is a helpful step in protecting a person financially. As a prenuptial agreement requires a review, we will ensure that you are able to understand the terms of it and what needs to be done if it is too one sided or harsh.
If you would like us to provide advice and guidance on prenuptial agreement review, please contact us, and we will outline the service we can offer, and the associated costs.
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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