The idea of having a prenuptial agreement might not sound terribly romantic, but with 42% of marriages ending in divorce it is becoming practical. Not just for the rich and famous, agreeing one before you tie the knot can be invaluable if your relationship does break down.
Of course, nobody getting married wants to think about divorce, but a prenuptial agreement can be regarded as an insurance policy should you decide or need to seperate. They are particularly useful where marriages are short or childless or where one party is significantly richer than the other.
Although prenuptial agreements are not legally binding under English law, they will be given quite a lot of weight by the court if and when you get divorced. This is especially true where both parties have taken independent legal advice and not rushed into signing the agreement.
Our solicitors will make sure your prenuptial agreement has the right safeguards in place to be considered by a court in future. In many cases we use the collaborative law process, where you, your partner and your lawyers meet together to draw up your agreement.
If you are already married, we can help you order your financial affairs by drawing up a postnuptial agreement. These can have even more legal weight than agreements entered into before marriage.
In most cases, providing your circumstances are quite straightforward, we will be able to quote a fixed fee for drawing up a prenuptial agreement.