A pre-nuptial agreement is an agreement between two persons who propose to marry each other. Although there is no express provision made under Irish law to enforce or secure the validity of a pre-nuptial agreement, the courts are likely to have regard to the contents of the agreement in the event of a judicial separation or a divorce. The most common purpose for a pre-nuptial agreement is to ensure the protection of property in an agreed way, in the event of marital breakdown.
Healy O’Connor can provide legal advice in relation to the preparation and drafting of a pre-nuptial agreement to determine what financial relief would be available to both parties. While every effort will be made to prepare a pre-nuptial agreement in accordance with current divorce legislation, the agreement should not to be relied upon solely in the event of judicial separation or divorce, as both parties will be subject to the ruling of the court.