Prenuptial Agreement Solicitors
A prenuptial agreement is a contract taken out by two parties before they marry. Couples often choose to make such agreements in order to protect their pre-marriage assets, inheritance, and existing family commitments, such as children from previous relationships. Prenuptial agreements provide a measure of certainty and security in the event of a relationship breakdown.
Within the document, a couple will establish their rights in relation to any property, financial income, debts, and other assets that may have been purchased between them, acquired from a previous marriage, or acquired individually.
The process of drawing up a prenuptial agreement will usually involve the drafting of a simple list of assets, detailing what is owned by which party at the outset of a relationship.
Some people also choose to draw up more complex agreements, which will detail future earnings, inheritance, business assets, or matters relating to children.
For couples that are already married, there is an option to draw up the same agreement in the form of a postnuptial agreement.
Is a Prenuptial Agreement Right for Me?
Prenuptial agreements (or pre-nups, as they are commonly known), are prepared in relation to the division of both personal and business assets, if a marriage were to end in divorce.
Putting plans in place in the event of a marriage breakdown can reduce the likelihood of potential conflict over assets. Those looking to re-marry after a previous marriage often understand the importance of protecting their assets before marrying again, particularly if children are involved.
While prenuptial agreements are not legally binding under current law, these documents can be taken into account in court when deciding how assets between a husband and wife, or civil partner, should be divided.
How Can Berwins Help?
Protection in relation to financial assets, division of debt, property, and divorce settlement negotiations, are just a few things that you and your partner can benefit from when settling on an agreement. Using expert prenuptial agreement solicitors will allow you to settle on agreements that will save you time, money, and anguish in the event of a divorce, and our expert team can offer you the best guidance and support to reach an agreement that is right for you.
If you are seeking a prenuptial agreement, or would like to find out more information about it, we can talk you through all of the relevant considerations so you can make an informed decision before working with one of our specialist family law solicitors.
Please ask about our fixed fees for prenuptial agreements and we would be happy to assist and advise.
Get in touch on 01423 543 108 or email Family@berwins.co.uk to speak to one of our highly experienced family law specialists.