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Important Questions to Ask Any Criminal Defense Lawyer

Whether you have been charged with a DUI, a theft crime, or any other criminal offense, you are likely very concerned about your future. The situation may seem hopeless, but it is not. Watford criminal defense lawyers understand that not everyone charged with a crime is guilty, and that there are many defenses to the different offenses in the state.

Unfortunately, not all criminal defense lawyers are created equal and the one you choose for your case may make all the difference. So, how do you ensure that you are working with a lawyer that is right for your case? You can start by asking them these questions. How Many Years Have You Practiced Criminal Law? What is Your Area of Expertise? What Approach will You Use for My Case? Will You Handle My Case?

Need to Invalidate a Prenup? Here is How to Do It

No one ever exchanges marriage vows with the thought that the relationship will end in divorce. Still, the statistics show that a very high percentage of marriages do end in divorce. For this reason, many people enter into premarital agreements so they can protect the assets most valuable to them in the event that the marriage does come to an end.

However, not all premarital agreements are created equal and some may find that in the event of divorce, they are being treated unfairly, sometimes due to a document they signed several years ago. In these instances, a person may wonder if they can have a premarital agreement invalidated thereby making it unenforceable. The good news for these individuals is that there are ways to nullify a premarital agreement and they are listed below.

Lack of Financial Disclosure: Both parties that enter into a premarital agreement must do so honestly. Neither party can enter into an agreement and make an informed decision when they are not given all of the information. When one party does not provide all of their financial information in an honest manner, it can provide grounds for challenging the premarital agreement.

Lack of Fairness: Like all contracts, premarital agreements must be fair to both parties. For example, a premarital agreement that stated one spouse was to receive all marital and separate assets would not be considered fair to both parties because that contradicts UK law. The more fair a premarital agreement is, the less likely it is to be challenged, and the more likely it will be enforced by a judge.

The Timing of It All: Timing is crucial when it comes to premarital agreements. Spouses can challenge a premarital agreement if they believe that they signed it under duress. For example, if one person presented the premarital agreement just prior to the wedding and threatened to call it off if their significant other did not sign it, that is considered duress.

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Mark Blair

Mark Blair is based in United Kingdom. With over 20 years of litigation experience, he has focused his practice on personal injury matters. Through the years he has compiled an impressive record of Verdicts and Settlements, some of which have been profiled in national and local verdict reporters


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    Paul Jude

    June 15, 2023 at 2:21pm

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    Bismark Wright

    April 27, 2023 at 6:41am

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