Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
Prenuptial agreements and premarital agreements
People rarely relish in the idea of preparing for the prospect of divorce before they have even had the chance to celebrate their marriage.
Signing a prenuptial agreement may not necessarily be something that springs to mind when you’re making preparations for the happiest day of your life, but in the interest of protecting your future, it should be.
A prenuptial or premarital agreement is a contract that couples enter into, which determines the division of property and spousal support in the event of a breakdown of marriage or civil union.
If you are already married or joined in a civil partnership, you can still make these preparations in the form of a postnuptial agreement.
We realise that asking your loved one to sign a contract which preconceives an end to the relationship isn’t the most romantic thing you may have done and may not be the traditional way to say “I love you”. But, in a world where divorce is increasingly common, there is no way that you can predict what you could both lose should you fail to prepare for it. Almost 50% of marriages end in divorce in the UK alone, and these occur for a number of different reasons.
Contact us today to arrange an appointment and let our legal advice and support team help you prepare for those unanticipated obstacles.