Prenuptial agreements

What is a pre-nup and is it legal?

Very simply, if you are considering whether to have one, it is more likely than not to be in your interests to do so.

A prenuptial agreement is a type of insurance. It guards against the worst case scenario and helps, where there is a disparity in wealth on marriage, to reassure parties that they are marrying on a fair and equal footing. These agreements assist in providing a solid foundation for what everyone hopes will be a very long and happy union, whilst recording how property, assets, income and investments will be distributed in the event of separation and divorce.

The Agreement enables a couple to contract out of allowing a Judge to use their very wide discretion on divorce, to share the assets in a way the court considers “fair”. Instead, the couple agree how they would wish to share their assets, retaining control of the outcome should divorce follow.

How our prenuptial agreements solicitors can help you:

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