Pre-nuptial agreements: checklist

Things to consider when submitting a pre-nuptial financial order

    A pre-nuptial agreement is a contract between the parties to an intended marriage or civil partnership that seeks to regulate their affairs in the event that their relationship ends. For the majority, financial arrangements will be the main focus of such agreements, but what would happen should either parties file for divorce?

    There is no way of guaranteeing a court will give effect to the terms of a pre-nuptial agreement when making a financial order but following the Supreme Court decision in Radmacher (formerly Granatino)
    v Granatino, such an agreement may be ‘decisive’ provided it is ‘fair’.

    To assist firms in successfully making a financial order we have created a free pre-nuptial agreements checklist which covers topics relating to Contractual Matters, Practical Matters and Fundamental Considerations.

    This checklist is part of a wider resource bank which provides a suite of practice notes on marital and civil partnership agreements, together with precedents and forms. Lexis®PSL Family equips you with the tools that you need to work effectively, along with all of the information that you need to undertake your responsibilities as a family lawyer.

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