Pre-nuptial agreements are becoming more common. They are not just for the rich or celebrity couples and if you are contemplating getting married or entering into a civil partnership you should consider whether or not you need one.
A pre-nuptial agreement is sensible financial planning and helps to avoid upset and expensive court proceedings in the event of relationship breakdown. Our Family Law team available at our offices in Ashford, Canterbury and Herne Bay to offer you advice in this area.
You can also choose to enter into a post nuptial agreement after you have married or entered into a civil partnership however, if you have not yet married or entered your civil partnership, we would advise you to proceed with a pre-nuptial agreement without delay.
At the present time, pre-nuptial agreements are not legally binding in a court of England and Wales but they can be taken into account by a court should the relationship break down. There are steps you can take to ensure your pre-nuptial agreement is upheld and to preserve financial assets should your marriage or civil partnership breakdown.