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Prenuptial Agreement Lawyer Sheffield

Entering into a marriage or a civil partnership is an important step in anyone’s life. It will have a large impact on your personal life as well as having consequences for your property and finances. In order to best protect your assets you should consider getting a prenuptial agreement, also known as a pre-marital agreement.

A prenuptial agreement can provide you with security and can ease the separation process should the relationship come to an end. Contact us today on 0114 478 2573 or complete our online enquiry form and a member of our team will be in touch with you.

What is a Prenuptial Agreement?

A prenuptial agreement (prenup for short) is an agreement entered into by a couple intending to marry or enter a civil partnership and details exactly what will happen to finances and assets should the relationship break down or end in divorce.

Prenuptial agreements have become increasingly common place as more people get married or are entering civil partnerships later in life and at a time when they have assets important to them that they want to protect. All assets within a marriage are considered matrimonial assets regardless of whether they were purchased before the marriage or after, and regardless of whether the assets were even purchased together.

Do I Need a Prenuptial Agreement?

Nobody likes to think of their relationship ending but the reality is that many relationships will end in divorce or separation. The question at that point is what happens to the assets of the relationship? A prenuptial agreement can clearly state what happens to the assets should the relationship end. A prenuptial agreement should be considered in the following circumstances.

  • You or your partner own a business or have invested money that either of you would want to retain in the event of a separation
  • You and your partner entered into the marriage or civil partnership already owning property and assets that you would wish to retain or would be difficult to divide in the event of a separation
  • You or your partner have children from a previous relationship and you want to make sure that your assets are preserved for them and thus protect their inheritance rights
  • You want to protect any money assets that you could obtain through an inheritance
  • You or your partner have debts that you do not want to burden your partner with in the event of a separation

Are Prenuptial Agreements Legally Binding?

Yes. Prenuptial agreements are legally binding and are recognised by courts in the United Kingdom. The courts do have discretion however to ignore any agreement reached if they conclude that such an agreement is unfair to any children of the marriage. The courts will also look at factors such as whether each party recieved legal advice and whether the parties freely entered into the agreement.

How we can Help

If you and your partner are considering entering into a prenuptial agreement it is important that you take expert legal advice. This is where Family Law Sheffield can help you.

Our team of expert Family Law Solicitors have a wealth of experience in preparing prenuptial agreements for clients from a wide range of backgrounds with a variety of needs. Our experience of dealing with such a wide range of prenuptial agreements ensures that we have the knowledge to prepare a strong prenuptial agreement for you and your partner.

We are a specialist family law firm that prioritises the needs of you and your family. In order to do this properly our expert solicitors will take the time to get to know you and your partner. We will also review carefully your assets so that we can fully understand your circumstances as we recognise every family is different and has their own needs. By doing this our specialist lawyers will be able to provide the best possible legal advice tailored to the needs of you and your family and ensure that your interests are protected.

In getting to fully understand your circumstances our specialist team of solicitors will be able to explain clearly and succinctly how a prenuptial agreement can help you and your family. We will take the time to explain the costs and benefits of entering into a prenuptial agreement. We will do this while ensuring the costs to you are kept to an absolute minimum. At Family Law Sheffield we aim to help you protect the interests of you and your family.

Contact Family Law Sheffield Expert Prenuptial Agreement Solicitors

To get the best possible legal advice on prenuptial agreements from expert solicitors contact us today on 0114 478 2573 or complete our online enquiry form and a member of our team will get back to you.

By speaking to our team of experienced and determined solicitors you can ensure that the needs of you and your family are met. We look forward to working with you.

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