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How long after marriage can a premarital agreement stand against

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How long after marriage can a premarital agreement stand against any future marriage disputes?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for your question.
My name is Clare
I will do my best to help you but I need some further information first.
Was the agreement signed after you had both had independent legal advice; there had been full financial disclosure and it was signed at least 28 days prior to the marriage?
Does it make provision for future children?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Hi Clare,

Thank you for coming back to me.

In regards ***** ***** first question, no I had no legal advice before I signed the paperwork.

In regards the "full financial closure" I am not sure what you mean by that. But If my guess is right, my answer would be. When we got together I was in debt. For two years I worked hard and managed with her help, that is full control over the funds I earned, to pay those debts, note that was all from my earning none of those debts were paid by her money. Although I do not have the papers with me, in regards ***** ***** 28 days I would say yes. Just to let you know but it might be irrelevant, I left the house with my cloths only after having being beaten badly by her. Kicked, punched and more. Got scared and left there and then.

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
In that case it is highly unlikely that the Agreement would stand in any event since it fails one of the basic tests - assuming that it was signed in England and Wales.
If it had been properly drawn up then theoretically it could stand no matter how long the marriage lasted - but it does all depend on the specific circumstances
I hope that this is of assistance - please ask if you need further details
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