Planning your wedding is an exciting time of your life, it is also important to financially secure your future. No one can predict the future and whilst the intention is to remain married for life, sadly in reality this is not always the case. In some situations, it is sensible to put together an Agreement to plan for your future and proceed with your marriage with the peace of mind that all eventualities have been addressed.
Pre-nuptial (often known as pre-marital), pre-cohabitation, living together, pre-civil partnership Agreements are not totally legally binding and therefore can be challenged in the event of a relationship failing. They are likely to be become legally binding in the future and even now, provided they are drafted correctly with appropriate legal advice, already hold significant weight in addressing your intentions for dividing your assets in the event of a relationship failing.
Pre-nuptial Agreements set out in writing what should happen to your assets such as your home and savings if your relationship breaks down. It allows forward planning of achieving a fair settlement in advance should the relationship breakdown. Such Agreements assist in setting arrangements for the future should the worst happen and have the benefit of reducing potential conflict and expense through unnecessary legal proceedings. Pre-nuptial Agreements provide reassurance should something go wrong. Such Agreements are more common for a second marriage, or one partner has considerable assets accrued before you both met.
At hpjv solicitors our lawyers can offer you that reassurance and provide specialist advice on achieving the best arrangement for you, explaining the process in a straightforward manner.