Prenuptial AgreementsDealing With The Issues Before They Arise
Prior to marriage, couples can make a prenuptial agreement setting out the division of assets in the event of a subsequent divorce. This allows couples a degree of self-regulation over their own financial affairs without the need to involve the state in a long, protracted and expensive court case. A prenuptial agreement is particularly appropriate when there is an inequality of wealth going into the marriage. However, any prenuptial agreement must be deemed to be fair, if the parties expect a court to enforce their private financial arrangements.
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The Court Process
English Courts have imposed a variety of different safeguards, essentially a checklist, to ensure the fairness of any agreement. Here at Hopkins Law, we understand the intricacies of each point of law, enabling us to carefully manage the drafting process throughout, to ensure that every legal requirement and safeguard is met.
Postnuptial AgreementsAgreements Taken Out During The Marriage
Similar to prenuptials, postnuptial agreements put provisions in place to deal with the difficulties of dividing money and property in the event of a marriage breakdown. The only difference being a postnuptial agreement is made during the marriage rather than before it.
Whilst they may seem unromantic, they are really just part of any family’s prudent financial planning. Postnuptial agreements may also be considered in mediation where there has been a temporary breakdown in the relationship between the parties, and one or other wishes to establish a degree of certainty as to the financial outcome of any permanent breakdown.