Agreements - Ante Nuptial and Past Nuptial

Minutes of Agreement are entered into between separated couples which attempt to deal with financial issues arising as a result of the separation and with a view to divorce. Such agreements usually end with a clause discharging the couples' rights to seek any further financial provision on divorce.

There are also now legally enforceable agreements entered into by a couple prior to their marriage known as Pre-Nuptial Agreements. These can ring fence wealth acquired prior to the marriage (or the second or third marriage).

Pre and past Nuptial Agreements are contracts.

A Court in some circumstances can set aside or vary such an agreement or any term where the agreement was not fair and reasonable at the time it was entered into.

Pre-Nup Agreement