Prenuptial agreements, once the preserve of celebrities and high-net-worth individuals, are becoming more common with couples who want to regulate the terms of a financial claim in the event of a marriage breaking down.
Marriage is a legally binding contract, and people often don’t realise the full extent of what this means until they are dealing with issues further on in the relationship.
Once married, the law states that on separation and divorce, the finances of both parties can be considered and divided accordingly. This means that any properties, pensions, savings, inheritance, investments, and valuable assets could be at risk from financial settlement claims.
Many couples are now choosing to put in place prenuptial agreements as a means of recording the division of assets and making the separation process as transparent as possible, should they break up in the future. By doing this, each party ensures their assets are protected if the worst happens.
Prenuptial agreement solicitors
Our experienced team of family law solicitors in Cheshire can assist you with preparing your prenuptial agreement.
We’ll discuss your unique circumstances and provide expert advice on available options. We help to negotiate the terms with your partner's lawyers or with your partner directly to make sure your interests are protected should you divorce.
You’ll get a clear, comprehensive, and fair prenup, tailor-made to safeguard your finances.
You can visit us in North Wales, the Wirral, Liverpool, Manchester and across Cheshire. We also have offices in Frodsham and Sutton Weaver and can advise clients across St Helens, Widnes, Warrington, Chester, and Northwich.
What is a prenuptial agreement?
A prenuptial agreement or prenup is a written contract between two people who are about to get married, setting out the couple’s intentions for their financial affairs and division of assets in the event of a divorce.
It is essential that both parties have independent legal advice before entering into such an agreement to fully understand the rights and responsibilities they are surrendering or acquiring.