A family law solicitor can set up a prenuptial agreement before you get married or enter a civil partnership, to protect your family and finances if you separate.
Prenuptial agreements are particularly useful if you need to protect assets acquired before your relationship started. They can cover the full range of assets, such as finances, property etc and also issues relating to children, should you have any.
Prenuptial agreements are complex legal documents and should be prepared by specialist family law solicitor. At Tees our experts will:
To give a prenuptial agreement the best chance of being followed by a court, those entering into the agreement should following the following principles:
If both partners enter into the agreement with a full appreciation of the implications, the Court should uphold it (unless it would be unfair to do so). Fairness is key if the agreement is to hold up in court.
If you want a lawyer to take a closer look at your situation, for a fixed fee of £150 + VAT, we can talk with you for up to 90 minutes and set out some options.
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A prenuptial agreement is a legal document that sets out who gets what if you get divorced or dissolve your civil partnership. Your prenuptial agreement should be signed at least 28 days before the date of your marriage/civil partnership.
Examples of assets a prenuptial agreement covers are:
A prenuptial agreement is not strictly binding in the same way as a commercial contract. However a prenuptial agreement is likely to be upheld if it is entered into freely by both parties and both parties understand what they signing up to, unless the court thinks it would be unfair to hold the parties to the agreement. A prenuptial agreement which has been prepared in the right way is increasingly likely to be enforced by the family courts.
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