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Prenuptial Agreements Solicitors in London

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If you are thinking of getting married and you are concerned about the affect this may have on your financial position then you should give serious consideration to a Prenuptial Agreement – it is an easy and straight forward way of getting the peace of mind you need.

The court’s approach to Prenuptial Agreements is that they should be upheld as long as certain conditions have been satisfied. This is a great step forward and makes Prenuptial Agreements an essential document for any couple wishing to set out how their assets should be divided in the unfortunate event that the marriage does not work out.

Postnuptial Agreements

A Postnuptial Agreement, also known as a Post Marital Agreement, is similar to a Prenuptial Agreement, however it is entered into by the parties after the marriage has been celebrated. It has the same purpose as a Prenuptial Agreement, as it aims to determine how the parties’ assets will be divided on separation. There are important safeguards to follow to ensure that a Postnuptial Agreement is considered enforceable by the Court. Our specialist advisors can provide further guidance and answer any questions you have.

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Sheenal Patel

Sheenal Patel

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Sheenal is a member of the Law Society Advanced Family Panel. She is committed to adopting a non-confrontational approach where possible.


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What is a prenuptial agreement?

A prenuptial agreement, also known as a premarital agreement or “prenup,” is a legal contract entered into by two people before they get married. The agreement sets out how property and assets will be divided in the event of divorce or death.

When should I consider a prenuptial agreement?

You should consider a prenuptial agreement if you have significant assets or property that you want to protect in the event of a divorce, or if you have children from a previous relationship and want to ensure their inheritance rights are protected.

What should be included in a prenuptial agreement?

A prenuptial agreement should include a clear and detailed list of each party’s assets and liabilities, as well as how those assets and liabilities will be divided in the event of a divorce or death. The agreement should also include any provisions for spousal support or alimony.

Are prenuptial agreements legally binding?

Prenuptial agreements are generally legally binding, but they must meet certain requirements to be enforceable. These requirements vary by jurisdiction, but generally include that the agreement must be entered into voluntarily, without duress or coercion, and must be fair and reasonable at the time it is signed.

How can I ensure my prenuptial agreement is enforceable?

To ensure your prenuptial agreement is enforceable, it is important to work with an attorney who is experienced in drafting and negotiating prenuptial agreements. The agreement should be signed and notarized, and both parties should have their own legal representation.

Can a prenuptial agreement be changed after marriage?

Yes, a prenuptial agreement can be changed after marriage through a process called postnuptial agreement. However, it has to be agreed upon by both parties and legally binding.

Can a prenuptial agreement be set aside by the court?

A court may set aside a prenuptial agreement if it finds that the agreement is unfair or that one party was coerced or misled into signing it. It’s also possible for a court to set aside a prenuptial agreement if it finds that the agreement is no longer fair or reasonable due to a change in circumstances.

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Our team of specialists are experienced in the preparation of Prenuptial Agreements. We can advise on the legal requirements to ensure that once prepared, couples are able to look to the future with confidence that the Prenuptial Agreement will be recognised and upheld by the court. 

To speak to a Solicitor regarding prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, please call us on 020 8049 5888

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