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Divorce terms – pre and post-nuptial agreements

Divorce Solicitor in London

It’s never easy to think about what will happen if your relationship ends. It may be that your marriage lasts a lifetime and you will never need a divorce solicitor in London. However, pre and post-nuptial agreements can help to ensure that both parties feel safe in a marriage – especially at the beginning. Many agreements are designed to change as the marriage grows and it becomes more obvious that the partnership will last. So, even if you only want some legal reassurance in the first few years, that can be arranged with Saracens Solicitors.

We can explore the nuances of nuptial agreements with you in detail, when we are acting on your behalf. As we frequently work as a divorce solicitor in London, we see the results of nuptial agreements and know what the consequences of various details are likely to be.

The only difference between a pre and post-nuptial agreement is that one is made before you are married and the other after. A pre-nuptial agreement is put in place prior to a marriage ceremony. A post-nuptial agreement might be made after marriage once it becomes clear that certain assets or details are a source of concern.

Why do you need the help of a solicitor?

Formal nuptial agreements are not legally binding. However, they have more force, and are less open to interpretation, than a verbal agreement or something in writing that is not formalised. Also, parties who knowingly and willingly enter into a nuptial agreement are less likely to dispute the details.

If you do need to rely on evidence during divorce proceedings, a nuptial agreement is better as long as it meet the requirements of the law. This is where a divorce solicitor in London, like Saracens Solicitors, come in. We can ensure that a document is properly constructed and witnessed.

We can help you create a document that is likely to carry weight if you need it. Saracens Solicitors can offer guidance on what can and cannot be included in a nuptial agreement. For example, you cannot use it to make arrangements around your children. You also cannot waive your legal rights to things like maintenance payments.

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