Pre-Marriage Agreements are becoming more and more popular across the UK. It’s disappointing to think that around 50% of marriages end in divorce or separation, and this is why you and your partner should consider working on a pre-marriage agreement with a professional.
Pre-Marriage Agreements are becoming increasingly common and English Courts are now recognising the importance of such agreements. Whilst they are not strictly enforceable by Courts in England, they are now being upheld. By working with an experienced pre-marriage agreement solicitor in Wiltshire, you can come to an agreement should your marriage breakdown.
A Pre-Marriage Agreement is an agreement made by a couple before the end of a marriage or civil partnership. Also known as a Prenup, Prenuptial Agreement or Prenuptial Contract, it’s a great way for you to both settle on how your property and other assets are divided between you. Just because you have a pre-marriage agreement doesn’t necessarily mean your marriage or partnership will end, it’s an agreement that you can both respect should it happen in the future.
Such Agreements are often important for those proposing a second marriage where they have substantial assets and children of an earlier marriage or relationship. In such circumstances the consequences of a possible breakdown of the relationship should be looked at commercially as well as practically by both parties.
By working with our Pre-Marriage Agreement solicitors, we can work with you both to draft your prenuptial agreement. We’ll approach it sensitively and carefully, ensuring that you are both satisfied and fully understanding of the agreement; which will be used should you separate in the future.
When a court considers a prenup, they will ask a variety of questions about the agreement, including whether the party with the most assets to lose understands it, whether either member was pressures into signing and more. This is why it’s important for any couple looking to create a pre-marriage agreement to work with a neutral and experienced family solicitor.
Middletons Family Law team has experience in negotiating and drafting such agreements – so do not hesitate to get in touch.
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