In all the excitement of planning a wedding, alongside that delicate conversation about the budget and who is going to pay, there may also need to be a sensitive conversation about a prenuptial agreement.
If either of you are bringing significantly greater wealth to the relationship, then it is sensible to take steps to protect this in the unlikely event that your relationship should ever breakdown.
Nowadays, parents will often insist on a prenup’ to protect a family business or inheritance, or before they are prepared to act as the ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’ to help the young couple onto the property ladder.
If this is not your first marriage, then a prenup’ can help to protect the interests of your children from any previous relationship.
We can advise you
Drawing up a prenuptial agreement will help to reduce any unnecessary heartache and financial turmoil if your relationship does not work out.
Our specialist legal team has a wealth of experience in handling the sensitive discussions, negotiating points of difference and drafting these agreements – without spoiling your romantic plans.
One of the best ways to negotiate the terms of any type of prenup’ or postnup’ is by using collaborative law, where your lawyers are at your side to give you legal advice and help with recording the terms in a formal written agreement. They will discuss with you how you wish your joint portfolio of assets to be divided or ring-fenced in the event of separation and negotiate the agreement by your side.
Funding for legal advice or representation
Once we understand your circumstances, we will advise what funding might be available and discuss which payment options might work best for you.
Contact our family law team
If you are interested in drawing up a prenuptial agreement or need further information tailored to your specific needs, please contact a member of our specialist family team who will be able to help.