Pre-nuptial agreements are a very useful tool to reduce the potential emotional and financial impact of a divorce or dissolution of a Civil Partnership.
Some view these agreements as an unromantic way to start married life, but a Pre-nuptial agreement can save acrimonious, time consuming and expensive court proceedings should a relationship break down.
Unlike many other countries, in the UK pre-nuptial agreements are not legally binding. However the situation is changing, and increasingly the broad content of these agreements is taken into consideration by the Courts. Furthermore the Law Commission has announced that it will review the judicial standing of pre-nuptial agreements and assess where Courts should uphold these contracts, with the intention of drawing up a draft Parliamentary Bill by 2012.
At Ashworth Law, we believe your assets are better protected with a pre-nuptial agreement, and our clients tell us they feel very comfortable that these contracts allow both parties to enter a marriage or Civil Partnership with plans in place in the event of things not working out as both parties envisaged. Our team of specialists can advise you of your legal rights and provide the expert, sensitive advice needed to create a mutually agreeable contract.