“Our wedding day should be one of the happiest of our life”
Little wonder then that the furthest thought from any couple’s minds is the possibility that love doesn’t last forever. The ever-growing divorce rates in England and Wales suggest that every couple would be wise to consider every eventuality and plan accordingly.
The law in England and Wales regarding anti-nuptial (pre-nuptial) agreements is complex; they are not binding upon the Courts despite popular belief. However, a recent Court of Appeal case has determined that anti-nuptial agreements should, when appropriate, be given due weight. The Court of Appeal sought to clarify that, where the parties have entered into coherent anti-nuptial agreements freely and following the benefit of having obtained independent legal advice, such agreements can be determinative as to how the case proceeds.
If you have assets such as pensions, property and investments that you would wish for the Court to disregard should any decisions be made regarding matrimonial assets, then an pre-nuptial/anti-nuptial agreement may be the ideal instrument. We can advise and assist you regarding this ever growing area of divorce law; if you wish for an l agreement to be drawn up and/or you wish to understand where you stand in respect of such agreements, then do not hesitate to contact us on 0151 236 1234.