There was a time when pre-nuptial agreements had very little, if any, influence on how a UK divorce court allocated assets during the dissolution of a marriage. This has been changing over the last few years as the UK brings itself closer in line with European law, and was bought to a head by the Crossley case of 2008.
Whilst still not legally binding, the terms of a pre-nuptial agreement are now considered the framework within which the allocation of assets is determined, and parties that challenge this allocation will often be required to show good cause why this route should not be taken.
Our family team can advise you on the merits of entering into such an agreement and can prepare the agreement on your behalf. Call 01483 302000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org