This information is relevant to you if you need legal advice because you are thinking about entering into a pre-nuptial agreement before marriage.
Healys Solicitors’ expert team of Family Solicitors can give you legal advice about pre-nuptial agreements or about any other area of family law.
If you are thinking about entering into a pre-nuptial agreement then you need to think about the following:
Pre-nuptial agreements have been around for a while and are gaining in popularity. Increasingly the Courts are willing to recognise pre-nuptial agreements provided you get your timing right and the correct formalities have been followed.
Pre-nuptial agreements are often used where one or both would-be spouses already own substantial assets and both are agreed that it would not be fair for the usual rules to apply and/or for these to be split 50:50 if there is a separation or divorce in the future.
For a pre-nuptial agreement to be valid, each person has to be seen to be making an informed decision to limit their future financial claims. Each would-be spouse needs to be represented by a separate Solicitor or Lawyer and each must voluntarily provide the other with full details of their financial position.
A pre-nuptial agreement will not be valid if it is entered into after the marriage or if there is not enough time to follow the correct procedures before the big day. If you are thinking about a pre-nuptial agreement then make sure you plan it as carefully as the big day itself.
Healys Solicitors is experienced is successfully drafting and advising on pre-nuptial agreements on behalf of prospective husbands and wives.
Our many years experience as specialist Family Solicitors has taught us that each individual situation is different. Healys Solicitors can help by listening sensitively and giving you straightforward legal advice so you can weigh up what choices will work best for you.
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