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This article was published on June 18th, 2014
New guidance from the Law Commission has sparked an increase in the number of people looking to get pre-nuptial agreements.
The Governments adviser on legal reform, the Law Commission, has produced a report, as part of an overhaul of the divorce system. The report recommends the introduction of “qualifying nuptial agreements” which are similar to pre-nups or post-nups which would involve couples indicating how assets, such as property, would be distributed in the unfortunate event of a break down in the marriage.
The recommendation is aimed at removing the emotional distress and often costly acrimony that can occur following a separation and also moves towards recognising agreements already in place in England and Wales which are already legally enforceable in Scottish Courts as well as overseas. As long as the contracts are legally correct, they would no longer be subject to judicial scrutiny over fairness.
If you are interested in finding out more about nuptial agreements and whether they are right for you and your partner then contact one of our specialist solicitors now to talk you through the process and help you decide if its right for you both. Thorneycroft specialist divorce solicitors offer expert help and advice on the legal and financial implications of a relationship breakdown. Each member of the team has the required skills to negotiate a financial settlement ensuring a positive outcome for you. Contact Thorneycroft Solicitors today
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