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When to Tie the Knot, When to Get a PRE-NUP

by | Dec 17, 2019 | Family Law

According to new data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics on 27 November 2019, the most popular season to marry was spring, representing 31.8% of all marriages. In 2018, the most popular day was Saturday 20 October – on that day, 1,993 couples across Australia were married.

How does this relate to family law? The best time to sign a pre-nup isn’t, as you might think, before the marriage, but after you’ve married and the pressure of an upcoming wedding has settled down. This is because you are no longer seen by default to be in a relationship of undue influence over each other after your marriage, whereas in the lead up, you are.

That means that summer and autumn should be the most popular seasons for a pre-nup, or a ‘financial agreement during marriage pursuant to section 90C of the Family Law Act 1975’ as it is less commonly known. Our expert lawyers can advise you on whether a pre-nup is right for you and your circumstances, and whether this form of relationship insurance is a good idea at this stage of your relationship. Call us on 03 9614 711 to find out more.