Our specialist Family Law Solicitors can help you with a bespoke Prenuptial Agreement so you and your future husband or wife can marry on a foundation of transparency in case the worse should happen.
The purpose of a Prenuptial Agreement (often referred to as a ‘prenup’) is to set out the agreement reached between a couple engaged to be married over how their assets will be divided between them should they decide to separate and divorce.
Our expert Family Law Solicitors offer sensitive and constructive legal advice to make the process of signing a Prenuptial Agreement as simple and as straightforward as possible. That way you get peace of mind and can focus on your marriage plans and the next chapter of your life.
Initial Telephone Discussion
Our highly experienced solicitors will provide expert advice and assist you. Please call us for an initial no-charge discussion to discuss your requirements on 01256 460830 or email us at [email protected].
A Prenuptial Agreement is sensible planning, just as it makes sense to have a Cohabitation Agreement, Will and Lasting Power of Attorney.
A Prenuptial Agreement can be prepared for anyone who is planning to get married or enter into a civil partnership. However, particular reasons for the preparation of a Prenuptial Agreement include:
- You or your partner have children from a previous relationship.
- You or your partner have assets acquired before the start of your relationship. This may include investments, pensions, shares in a family business or property.
- You or your partner are likely to receive a large inheritance or distributions of capital or income from a trust fund.
- Relatives want you or your partner to sign a Prenuptial Agreement so the relatives are comfortable that their future lifetime gifts and inheritances are ringfenced and protected from claims on divorce.
- You or your partner own a business and you want to make sure that your business interests are not affected by a separation or divorce.
- If you separate you want to divorce amicably and do not want the Court to make decisions on how to divide your assets if you are not able to reach a financial agreement at the time of your separation.
In English law a Prenuptial Agreement is not legally binding but in any future divorce, the Court will give weight to the Prenuptial Agreement. If the document has been prepared carefully the Court may say the terms of the Prenuptial Agreement should be converted into a binding Financial Court Order.
For a Prenuptial Agreement to carry weight in divorce proceedings the following must occur:
- Both parties to the Agreement must disclose their assets. Without financial disclosure, you cannot make an informed decision about whether or not to sign the Prenuptial Agreement.
- Both parties must fully understand the Agreement and not be placed under any pressure to sign the Agreement.
- Both parties must have their own independent legal advice on the Prenuptial Agreement.
- The Prenuptial Agreement should be signed at least 28 days before the wedding or civil partnership.
- The terms of the Agreement must be fair to both parties and meet their needs.
Our expert Family Law Solicitors can talk to you about what you want to achieve in your Prenuptial Agreement and advise you on the drawing up of your Prenuptial Agreement so that it reflects your wishes and gives you, and your partner, peace of mind.
Where possible we will offer a fixed fee, so you will know what the costs are from the start. For more complex or uncertain projects, we will provide you with an estimate of the likely fees involved and keep you updated throughout the matter.
How to get in contact
Our Family Law Solicitors are on hand to provide expert advice and assist you wherever you are based. Please call us for a no-obligation, initial discussion to discuss your requirements on 01256 460830 or email [email protected].
Our offices are based in Basingstoke and we assist clients across the country.
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