Should pre-nups be encouraged? MoneySaving Poll Results

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A pre-nuptial agreement is a contract signed by couples before they tie the knot, outlining how financial assets should be split if the relationship breaks down. Currently, theyíre not legally binding, but the Law Commission thinks they should be.

Supporters argue they give clarity from the outset, and make it easier for couples to manage their affairs following a break-up. Opponents say it goes against the idea of marriage, adds expense and can leave the poorer partner under pressure to agree.

Should pre-nups be encouraged? Which of these is closest to your view?

Results

Iím a single woman (658 votes)
Yes, and hopefully they'll become legally binding.360 votes (55%)
Yes, but they should remain subject to the courtís discretion.97 votes (15%)
No. When you marry, all wealth immediately becomes equal.77 votes (12%)
No, the proportion should be decided when the divorce takes place.67 votes (10%)
Undecided / Donít care57 votes (9%)
Iím a single man (622 votes)
Yes, and hopefully they'll become legally binding.406 votes (65%)
Yes, but they should remain subject to the courtís discretion.74 votes (12%)
No. When you marry, all wealth immediately becomes equal.53 votes (9%)
No, the proportion should be decided when the divorce takes place.43 votes (7%)
Undecided / Donít care46 votes (7%)
Iím married woman / woman in a civil partnership (763 votes)
Yes, and hopefully they'll become legally binding.252 votes (33%)
Yes, but they should remain subject to the courtís discretion.104 votes (14%)
No. When you marry, all wealth immediately becomes equal.209 votes (27%)
No, the proportion should be decided when the divorce takes place.135 votes (18%)
Undecided / Donít care63 votes (8%)
Iím married man / man in a civil partnership (574 votes)
Yes, and hopefully they'll become legally binding.201 votes (35%)
Yes, but they should remain subject to the courtís discretion.55 votes (10%)
No. When you marry, all wealth immediately becomes equal.185 votes (32%)
No, the proportion should be decided when the divorce takes place.81 votes (14%)
Undecided / Donít care52 votes (9%)
Iím a divorced woman / remarried after a divorce (204 votes)
Yes, and hopefully they'll become legally binding.113 votes (55%)
Yes, but they should remain subject to the courtís discretion.30 votes (15%)
No. When you marry, all wealth immediately becomes equal.27 votes (13%)
No, the proportion should be decided when the divorce takes place.26 votes (13%)
Undecided / Donít care8 votes (4%)
Iím a divorced man / remarried after a divorce (122 votes)
Yes, and hopefully they'll become legally binding.78 votes (64%)
Yes, but they should remain subject to the courtís discretion.9 votes (7%)
No. When you marry, all wealth immediately becomes equal.14 votes (11%)
No, the proportion should be decided when the divorce takes place.13 votes (11%)
Undecided / Donít care8 votes (7%)

                   2,943 votes received.

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