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A prenuptial agreement is a written agreement made by a couple who intend to get married or enter into a civil partnership, which sets out what should happen to their finances in the event of the breakdown of the marriage or partnership.
Nuptial Agreements are essentially of 3 types and which one is suitable for your needs depends on timing.
Whilst the thought of a prenup might not be something you first think about before a wedding, many couples realise it makes sense to consider what might happen if their relationship was to breakdown in the future. Some key reasons to consider a prenup are;
It is wise to begin discussions about the possibility of a pre-nuptial agreement well before the date of the wedding. There is much to be dealt with, including making full financial disclosure and taking legal advice. At the very latest, any prenuptial agreement should be signed no less than 28 days before the wedding.
We can advise you of your rights and what to expect when entering into a pre-nuptial agreements – making sure it is fair and right for you.
In some areas of family law, we offer an introductory meeting with a member of our legal team. This meeting is free and designed for you to get to know our firm, your solicitor and to discuss your case. By completing this initial meeting, you can make an informed choice about how you want to move forward to get the best results.
This initial meeting is up to 30 minutes long and free of charge. This meeting is not designed to offer advice. If specific advice is required and you’d like to continue past the 30 minutes, please let your solicitor know and you may be able to carry on into a more detailed consultation. This time will be chargeable, but your solicitor will tell you how much it will be.