Prenuptial / Partnership Agreements
Although prenuptial and pre-partnership agreements are not binding under English law, the courts don’t ignore their existence. A well-prepared agreement should have a significant effect in any divorce or dissolution; a decent agreement would be one of the circumstances which the court must take into account in achieving fairness between you.
So, if they are done properly, they can be a significant factor in sorting things out in the event of a breakdown of the relationship. Any agreement should not be rushed but should be the product of proper advice, clear information, careful planning and negotiation. The weight which the court will attach to these agreements varies depending on these sorts of factors. So, it’s important to make sure that if you do go ahead, the agreement is done properly and you get specialist advice.
For this reason, it is important to take the right approach. If you would like advice, please call Celia or Samantha on 01752 222211 to arrange your free, no obligation consultation.
The answer is no, anyone can consider a prenuptial or pre-partnership agreement. Many people have decided that an agreement is worthwhile to protect them if they have their own homes or other assets like savings or investments. Also, people who have already experienced the breakdown of a relationship may see an agreement of this sort as a useful tool when thinking about starting over.
The key is to get proper advice about whether you would or could benefit from an agreement of this sort. For this reason, it is important to take the right approach. If you would like advice, please call Celia or Samantha on 01752 222211 to arrange your free, no obligation consultation.