What’s the point of prenuptial / partnership agreements?
Although prenuptial and pre partnership agreements are not binding under English law, the courts don’t ignore their existence. A well prepared agreement should have a significant effect in any divorce or dissolution; a decent agreement would be one of the circumstances which the court must take into account in achieving fairness between you.
So, if they are done properly, they can be a significant factor in sorting things out in the event of a breakdown of the relationship. Any agreement should not be rushed but should be the product of proper advice, clear information, careful planning and negotiation. The weight which the court will attach to these agreements varies depending on these sorts of factors. So, it’s important to make sure that if you do go ahead, the agreement is done properly and you get specialist advice.
For this reason, it is important to take the right approach. If you would like advice, please call Celia or Samantha on 01752 222211 to arrange your free, no obligation consultation.