Family and Divorce Law Jargon Buster: Part 27 – Post-Nuptial Agreement

July 1, 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.

Post-Nuptial Agreement: A post-nuptial agreement is very similar to a pre-nuptial agreement in that it’s purpose is the same: to set out a financial settlement that will take place in the event of a future breakdown of the relationship. A post-nuptial agreement is a contract entered into by two people after they have already married. There is guidance that has emerged from case law as to what makes a post-nuptial agreement enforceable. It must be noted, however, that the court has ultimate discretion in this area and as such a post-nuptial agreement can never be guaranteed.

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