A prenuptial agreement is a contract entered into between two people before they get married. The contract will set out what should happen to their assets should the marriage fail. This is usually sought when one or both parties to the marriage have built up considerable wealth prior to the marriage and would like to protect their assets in the event of a divorce in the future.
Prenuptial agreements are not legally binding in the UK but recent cases have established clearer guidelines to help the courts decide when they should be upheld. Those guidelines can be summarised as follows:
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