Family Law Solicitor Suffolk – Pre-nuptial agreements to be enshrined in law?

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The Law Commission is due to publish its long-awaited report into pre-nuptial agreements and is widely thought to be going to recommend that pre-nuptial agreements be enshrined in law, so that they are binding on both parties in the event of divorce.  If this happens couples will be able to set the terms of how their assets will be divided on separation, including ring-fencing property or gifts brought into their marriage to avoid sharing them on divorce.   Currently, pre-nuptial agreements are a form of evidence for the court to consider when deciding how assets should be divided. New legislation will be needed, which may or may not be achieved before the next general election in 2015.

Nicola Furmston is a family law solicitor who specialises in mediation at Barker Gotelee, Solicitors in Ipswich

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