Prenuptial agreements or ‘pre-nups’
A prenuptial agreement gives you the security that if your marriage does sadly come to an end, you already have an agreement in place regarding your financial affairs.
A prenuptial agreement (often referred to as a pre-nup) is a formal written agreement entered into by a couple before they get married, which sets out how they wish to organise their finances during their marriage and what will happen to their assets on the event of a marriage breakdown.
No one enters a marriage thinking that one day it may end, but sadly 1 in 3 marriages in the UK does end in divorce – an even higher number with second marriages. A prenuptial agreement gives you the security that if your marriage does sadly come to an end, you already have an agreement in place regarding your financial affairs.
Prenuptial agreements or a ‘pre-nups’ have been subject to a great deal of scrutiny in recent years, as to their enforceability.
Recent case law has now paved the way for these agreements to become more mainstream rather than just for the rich and famous and they will be presumed to be enforceable except where they lead to unfair outcomes. Any arguments about unfairness will be left to the courts to determine.
How much will a prenuptial agreement cost?
If you are looking for advice or assistance regarding a prenuptial agreement, we offer a free 30-minute initial consultation with no obligation. During this meeting we will discuss our service and wherever possible, we will offer a fixed fee so that you know exactly what your costs will be from the outset.
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