Government legal advisers are drawing up plans to make Pre Nuptial Agreements legally binding according to the Daily Mail
Is this a good thing or a bad thing?
Depends whether you want to rely on one or not.
It is a good thing if it provides certainty and reduces litigation.
It is a bad thing if it causes financial hardship.
Legal Advice remains the same:
It is better to have a Pre Nuptial Agreement than not to have one provided it is completed properly -
1. No undue pressure.
2. Enough time to consider whether to sign.
3. The opportunity to take legal advice
4. Full financial disclosure.
5. No fraud or mistake.
6. Takes account of a change in circumstances since it was signed.
A Pre Nuptial Agreement is one of the factors that a judge can take into account and if it is fair and completed properly is likely to be given legal weight.
Why get married without one?