Prenuptial Agreement Service for £150.00
Prenuptial agreements are for people who are getting married but want certainty about their financial affairs if they end up in a divorce situation. Recent cases in the Supreme Court such as Radmacher-V-Radmacher have upheld the validity of pre nuptial agreements in English law.
Although they have been used in many other legal jurisdictions for decades it is only in the last ten years that the English courts have come to recognise them and they are now considered to be an essential insurance policy for anyone entering into a marriage with assets.
Why get a Prenuptial agreement before marriage?
If you own your own home, have a good pension, or other assets and your soon to be spouse does not, then you are going to be at risk should your marriage break down if you do not get a prenuptial agreement before you walk down the aisle.
As unromantic as that sounds, a prenuptial agreement will mean you can enter into married life without the worry.
You should not sign a prenuptial agreement close to a wedding; you will need at least 28 days or more. This is to prevent a court thinking that one party to the prenup has been pressurised.
As with any agreement they will need to be periodically reviewed and updated to reflect the changes in circumstances, such as buying a new home or having children. We would recommend the agreement be looked at and updated every 5 years, this then becomes a post nuptial agreement, which are also looked upon favourably by the courts.
As with all agreements there needs to be open and honest disclosure, and the agreement will list the income and assets of both parties at the time the pre-nuptial agreement is signed.
A signatory to a pre-nuptial agreement should also have had legal advice to make sure they know what they are doing. Our prenuptial agreements contain a legal advice statement for both parties.
Our pre nuptial agreements are created to your individual requirements by experienced and fully regulated family law solicitors.