The cost of divorce cases in court can be very high and there is a large degree of discretion afforded to the court. Meaning the outcome can be uncertain. As a result, Prenuptial Agreements are becoming increasingly popular in Scotland.
What is a Prenuptial Agreement?
This is an agreement between a couple which states what is to happen to their finances and assets in the event of divorce, separation or death.
Both parties sign the agreement.
Why consider a Prenuptial Agreement?
Prenuptial Agreements are designed to limit or exclude the laws regulating the division of property on divorce. The boundaries of what constitutes matrimonial property can become hazy as a marriage goes on.
A Prenuptial Agreement offers both parties peace of mind and a degree of certainty about how their property would be divided on divorce.
Prenuptial Agreements are enforceable by the court. So long as it was fair and reasonable at the time it was entered into.
How Blackadders can help
To ensure that your Prenuptial Agreement is enforceable, a solicitor needs to draft it. The Blackadders Family Law team have considerable experience drafting Prenuptial Agreements. We will prepare an agreement to suit your individual needs.
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