As part of the preparation of your long-term futures together, it may be sensible to consider a pre-nuptial agreement. It may seem “unromantic” but just as you would protect how your assets are allocated on death in a Will, having a pre-nuptial agreement drawn up can provide peace of mind, security and reduce conflict that could arise should a relationship break down.
Asking for a prenup certainly doesn’t mean that you expect your marriage to fail but is a method of protecting both of your finances, property, needs of children, possessions passed down through generations, offering extra security and peace of mind as you plan your life together. To avoid uncomfortable conversations, it may be easier to start the conversation with “my lawyer recommended having a discussion about a prenuptial agreement” to find out what your future spouse/partner’s thoughts and feelings are towards having an agreement drawn up.
Our family team have created agreements for many couples and our expertise provides the peace of mind that everything has been done correctly. It is best to draft the agreement well in advance of your wedding day as it will be looked on more favourably by the courts than an agreement that has been put together at the last minute.
We have created a flowchart to help you to decide if a prenuptial agreement is right for you which can be found here.
To discuss your individual circumstances and find out about the process, timescales and costs, please contact Carline Gayle-Buckle on 01926 354704.