The court agreed that the P had capacity to marry, make a will, enter into a prenuptial agreement and be told the value of his estate. The reasons for the decision about the value of his estate were, amongst others:
- The prenuptial agreement would be less effective without the information. There was a risk that failure to provide the information would deprive the P of an opportunity to protect his assets in the event of marital breakdown.
- The P had expressed the clearest desire to enter into a prenuptial agreement and to make a will. His ability to effect these would be greatly enhanced by knowing about the extent of his assets.
- The existence of the Deputyship has been an effective safeguard against financial abuse.
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