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Pre-nuptial Agreements

Nobody enters into a marriage with the intention of separating further down the line. Unfortunately, not every marriage endures the years and decades that follow quite as smoothly as expected. For any number of reasons, more couples in the United Kingdom than ever before are choosing to part ways.

When a relationship breaks down, one of the most difficult and distressing disputes is that of financial entitlement and division of assets. Compounded by the emotion and anxiety of the separation, it can be a particularly difficult issue to approach with objectivity and honesty.

Pre-Nuptial agreements are designed to simplify this complex and time-consuming aspect of the separation process. By formalising your obligations and entitlements ahead of time, there is no need for additional delays and disruption during the divorce or separation process.

Whether looking to create a prenuptial agreement for you and your partner or simply considering the available options, we’re standing by to take your call. Contact a member of the team at Aristone Solicitors anytime to discuss prenuptial agreements in more detail.

What Is a Prenuptial Agreement?

In simple terms, a prenuptial agreement – also known as a premarital agreement – is a formal and legally-recognised agreement between two partners entering into a marriage. A prenuptial agreement will detail the ownership of some or all of their belongings, assets, real estate, finances and so on, specifying how they will be divided in the event of separation.

Though a prenuptial agreement isn’t technically considered to be legally-binding, UK Family Courts treat most prenuptial agreements as legal contracts. Unless the contract is found to be unfair, it is likely to be upheld in full. The courts have the right to annul prenuptial agreements if deemed to be necessary, perhaps for the benefit of the children of the married couple. However, it is a comparatively rare eventuality.

This is why it is of the utmost importance to carefully consider every aspect of your prenuptial agreement, before signing into it. At Aristone Solicitors, we can provide you with the objective and impartial support you need to make the right decision for yourself and your family. Call anytime to book your obligation-free consultation with a member of the team.

Why Get a Prenuptial Agreement?

Planning for separation can inherently take some of the shine away from the initial ‘glow’ of getting married. But at the same time, money is a uniquely emotive subject and has a tendency to cause disputes and divides in otherwise happy relationships.

Some of the most common reasons for entering into prenuptial agreements include the following:

  • You and your partner have property or assets that cannot be split equally
  • You or your partner want to protect your savings and future inheritance
  • You or your partner entered into the relationship with significantly greater wealth
  • You or your partner own a business you intend to remain in control of
  • You or your partner has outstanding debt that other party does not wish to share

All prenuptial agreements are unique – tailored from scratch to meet the requirements and preferences of the couple planning to marry. At Aristone Solicitors, we can help you decide whether you should enter into a prenuptial agreement, along with which matters regarding your finances and assets should be included in the contract.

Whether ready to go ahead or simply considering a prenuptial agreement, we’re standing by with the support and advice you need. Book your obligation-free consultation with Aristone Solicitors today.

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