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Planning a wedding is an exciting time - and also a time when you start thinking about your long-term future.
Perhaps this is the second time around and you both have properties and assets from a previous relationship. Or perhaps you own a business or have inherited a significant estate or property.
Whatever your situation, if either of you are bringing significant assets to the union, it is sensible to protect them. Everyone hopes for a long and happy marriage but it’s also natural to wonder what unexpected twists and turns life might bring. None of us can accurately predict where life may take us in 10 or 20 years’ time.
With a prenuptial agreement in place, you and your partner can enter into marriage safe in the knowledge that you’ll both know where you stand if you do choose to end your marriage in the future.
With the help of our friendly and experienced solicitors, putting an agreement in place is a straightforward and sensible way to protect your future.
Prenuptial agreements, sometimes called premarital agreements, set out in writing what should happen to each person’s assets and finances if the marriage breaks down. It gives you both the opportunity to agree in advance what is fair - rather than one of you losing a large chunk of your assets in the event of a divorce. And once it’s in place, you can get on with planning and enjoying your wedding day and your life together as a happily married couple.
Asking for a prenup certainly doesn’t mean that you expect your marriage to fail - and it doesn’t have to detract from the romance and excitement of your special day. We’ve created agreements for many couples and our expertise provides the peace of mind that everything has been done correctly.
It is best to draft the agreement well in advance of your wedding day. This gives plenty of time to get the agreement right and it will be looked on more favourably by the courts than a last minute pre-nup. The process is straightforward and hassle-free.
For expert, confidential, friendly advice, contact our skilled family solicitors today on 01925 230000 or view our Client Guide - Nuptial Agreements