David Ruck: When should a client have a 'pre-nup'?

Enforceability and purpose

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David Ruck explains what pre-nuptial agreements actually are, their ultimate enforceability and whether financial advisers should advise their clients to enter into one

The precise legal status of a pre-nuptial agreement (PNA) and whether or not it is sensible to advise clients to enter into one remain the subjects of much debate. With that caveat made, this article will look to offer some general information on the nature of the PNA, its status in English law, its ultimate enforceability and whether financial advisers should advise clients to enter into one in the hope of preserving family assets should a marriage end in divorce.    A PNA is a contractual agreement entered into by the parties to a marriage or civil partnership that seeks to regulate...

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