Pre-nuptial agreements

I see that blue-shirt Senator Fergal Browne has announced plans to introduce a bill that would pave the way for the recognition of pre-nuptial agreements in Ireland. At the moment pre-nups have no legal standing in this country.

Couples may draw up these "contracts" but courts will not take them into consideration when it comes to divorce settlements.

I am not in favour of these 'pre-nuptial agreements' as they cast doubt upon the loyalty and trust of the couple entering a marriage. Marriage is about trust and if you are asking your would be spouse to sign a form that basically says that you don't trust them then why are you getting married in the first place?

Marriage is a sacred institution and a union between a man and a woman under God. Such an agreement should not be entered into lightly.

If you think that you need a pre-nup then you shouldn't be getting married in the first place.

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