Safeguarding the future of the people you love
Nobody goes into a marriage thinking it will end but – as everybody knows - it can happen.
Agreeing now how your assets would be divided if your relationship broke down might seem unromantic, but in fact it can help avoid arguments in the future at a time when things are already difficult, and it can also help you think about how you structure your finances during your marriage, to help avoid disagreements.
Prenuptial agreements are becoming increasingly popular in second marriages, too, where people often have children from a previous marriage and want to make sure their inheritance is protected.
Are prenups enforceable?
Whilst prenups are not strictly enforceable in English law, British courts are starting to recognise them, and when the Supreme Court ruled in the case of a German heiress that their pre-nuptial agreement was binding in 2010, it paved the way for greater enforcement in the future.
For an agreement to be enforceable, both people must have entered into it freely and taken legal advice. We can advise you on prenuptial agreements relating to your specific circumstances, and clients have told us that having plans in place has helped them avoid difficult conversations at a time when there are lots of things to sort out and emotions are running high.
Contact us on 01924 290029 to speak to a member of the team about how we can help.