Should I get a Pre-Nuptial Agreement?

If you have property, savings and investments that you have prior to the marriage that you wish to retain yourself, or if you want to be clear from the outset how financial matters should be dealt with between you in the event that the marriage breaks down, to maximise certainty and to minimise cost, risk and debate should that happen, then a Pre-Nuptial Agreement is a good idea.


Are they legally binding?

They are not currently legally binding, but they are something that the Court will take into consideration if they are entered into correctly, and if they are not unfair


How do I enter into one correctly?

Both of you will need to have your own solicitors advise you, and you will need to share with each other all relevant information about your respective financial circumstances. There must be no pressure from the other party to sign the agreement and it must be signed at least four weeks prior to the wedding.


What if I do not have enough time to finalise the agreement prior to my wedding?

You can enter into a Post-Nuptial Agreement if you were unable to finalise the Pre-Nuptial Agreement before the wedding.


For more detailed information and advice, or if you have any queries about this, or any other Family Law matter, contact a member of the Team:-

Richard Rodway, tel. 01491 570900

Julia Drury, tel. 0118 920 9491

Briony Hawker, tel. 0118 338 3261

Ruby Tufail, tel. 0118 920 9494

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