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What Our Clients Say
I am absolutely delighted that the Decree Absolute has arrived and am very grateful for the high level of service you provided during this slow and exasperating divorceAnonymous, Family Law
Thank you for your tremendous help.Thankful Client
Excellent, friendly service. Very helpful and empathetic.Ms L.
A very big thank you for all your hard work and time over the hardest nine months of our family life.Anonymous in relation to John Brimble
Thanks again for everything, you have been completely brilliant not just in your legal expertise and clear pragmatic guidance, but also in supporting me to handle a difficult process as well as possible, with dignity. You have always enabled me to achieve my priority of keeping the boys best interests at the forefront but also rightly encouraged me to look towards providing an appropriately secure position for myself for the future.Ms S.
Dear John, thank you so much for representing me and your help with writing my statement. I would like to say how much I appreciate you spending time talking to me after the hearing. I will always remember what you did to protect my Kids.Ms B.
I thank you with absolute grace for your help and support. I understand that you are merely carrying out a job, but you have been exceptional; and Iâ€™m sure my little girl will agree that the fight has been more than worth itClient of Moira Reynolds
Thank you for your help and encouragement and thank your colleague Karen too for being so efficient.Ms L.
All good businesses start at the front desk and everybody was kind, friendly and attentive. All are a credit to Pardoes, a great team.Family client
Pre-Nuptial and Post-Nuptial Agreements
What is a Pre-Nuptial Agreement?
A pre-nuptial agreement is a legal agreement made in advance of a marriage or a civil partnership. It specifies seperate and joint assests and liabilities, and how the couple would expect to divide their assets in the event of a divorce or separation.
What is a Post-Nuptial Agreement?
A post-nuptial agreement is exactly the same but made after the marriage or civil partnership.
Neither agreement is legally binding in England and Wales but following the recent Supreme Court decision in the case of Radmacher v Granatino the Court will place considerable weight on such agreements. The court will hold parties to them unless it can be shown that the agreement wasn’t made freely by each party, that they didn’t have a full understanding of the implications of the agreement at the time they signed it or that it would be unfair to hold either party to the agreement.
Most importantly each person must have independent legal advice and full Financial Disclosure must be given.
Our experienced family law specialists can help you decide whether an agreement of this sort is the right thing for you and prepare it in such a way to maximise it being upheld by the Court.
To arrange an appointment with one of our Family Team, contact us on 01823 446200. Alternativey, freephone on 0800 862 0442 or submit an online enquiry and we'll contact you as soon as possible.
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