Sadly, almost half of all marriages in England and Wales now end in divorce.
If you are about to get married, the last thing you will be thinking about is what would happen if you and your partner were to split-up.
Whilst it may be the last thing on your mind, it is worth considering what might happen to certain assets, like a property or business or any future inheritance you may acquire, if you were to later divorce or separate.
By making a Pre-nuptial Agreement, you are not only making a prudent step towards safeguarding your financial future, you are also taking sensible measures to minimise any future conflict and protect current and future assets, especially for any children you have had during the marriage.
Are you looking for specialist pre-nuptial agreement solicitor?
JD Spicer Zeb’s expert pre-nuptial agreement solicitors in London have many years’ experience in UK family law and have been at the forefront of drafting and negotiating effective Pre-nuptial Agreements for individuals, couples and their families, for decades.
With a reputation for excellence, we are highly respected in the field, having worked with many high-profile clients on high net worth cases, dealing with significant wealth.
Whatever your situation, we can advise you of your rights and options and draft a Pre-nuptial Agreement that suits your precise circumstances, whether you have straight forward or complicated assets.
What is a pre-nuptial agreement and how can JD Spicer Zeb’s pre-nuptial agreement lawyers help me?
When you get married or enter into a civil partnership your assets, unless they are specifically protected, risk becoming matrimonial assets and part of the collective matrimonial pot which can, therefore, be considered for division during a divorce.
A pre-nuptial agreement is a marriage contract, in the form a formal document, which is drawn up before you marry. It sets out your rights in respect of property, income, assets and debt which you have contributed to the marriage, either separately or jointly with your partner. It also includes any assets that may be acquired or accumulated at a future point, such as inheritance or capital growth in a property or business.
It is important to note that, currently in the UK, a Pre-nuptial Agreement is not legally binding. Courts, do however, have greater regard for couples who have taken steps to protect their pre-marital contributions and will take Pre-nuptial Agreements into consideration as long as they are satisfied that a number of safeguards have been met, including:
- The pre-nuptial agreement was made at least 28 days before the marriage.
- There is proof that each party received independent legal advice about the pre-nuptial agreement.
- That full and frank disclosure regarding assets and finances was given by both parties and that assets or debts were not hidden.
- There was no pressure or duress put on either party to sign the agreement, against their wishes.
- There have been no significant changes to circumstances that would affect the agreement such as unemployment, the birth of children or the onset of a disability.
- That the agreement is fair and realistic and does not significantly favour one party over the other.
- That the pre-nuptial agreement is reviewed and updated at appropriate intervals such as when children are born.
If these safeguards are not met, then your pre-nuptial agreement is unlikely to be upheld in court, which is why it is important to seek professional guidance from our specialist pre-nuptial agreement solicitors.
Why choose JD Spicer Zeb’s pre-nuptial agreement lawyers?
Our specialist pre-nuptial agreement lawyers have vast knowledge and expertise when it comes to drawing up a pre-nuptial agreement that protects your interests and safeguards your financial future when entering into a marriage or civil partnership.
Recognised for our commitment to client care, we will take the time to listen to you, discuss your expectations and help you deal with any concerns so that you will have full confidence and peace of mind, going forwards.
We will advise you of the advantages and disadvantages of entering into a pre-nuptial agreement, ensure that you fully understand your rights and options and cover all key assets you wish to secure.
Contact our specialist pre-nuptial solicitors today
For specialist and tailored advice or to find out more about how a pre-nuptial agreement could work for you, please do not hesitate to contact our dedicated team of pre-nuptial agreement lawyers:
- Camden Office: 020 7624 7771
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