Prenuptial Agreements

Although the law does not automatically enforce the terms of prenuptial agreements, increasingly the terms of such agreements will be taken into account “in all the circumstances” of any separation or divorce.

Such agreements are sensible for older couples who have been divorced or widowed and who wish to ensure their estate acquired prior to marriage goes primarily to their children or other family.

They are essential for business families and the next generation of these families who want to ensure that private company shares stay within the corporate family structure. There are wealthy people around the world who have some Irish connection or own property here who need advice on the implications under Irish law of having a foreign prenuptial agreement.

Marriage is a serious legal contract which brings with it significant legal rights and responsibilities. So getting advice on this aspect well in advance of marriage is wise.