Family and Divorce Law Jargon Buster: Part 26 – Pre-Nuptial Agreement

May 22, 2015, By Slater Heelis

This is the next instalment in our bite-size blog series in which we hope to demystify some of the legal terms which are frequently used by family solicitors when giving legal advice and in the family courts environment.

Pre-Nuptial Agreement: A pre-nuptial agreement is a contract entered into in contemplation of marriage. The purpose of the agreement is to set out a financial settlement that will take place in the event of a future breakdown of the relationship. There is guidance that has emerged from case law as to what makes a pre-nuptial agreement enforceable. It must be noted, however, that the court has ultimate discretion in this area and as such a pre-nuptial agreement can never be guaranteed.

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