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PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENT

A prenuptial agreement is a legal document that can protect your interests and assets before you enter into a marriage or into a civil partnership so that, in the event of a divorce, the agreement can be used to help settle any future disputes over who is entitled to what.  Prenuptial agreements have a long history in Scotland and becoming increasingly widely used in Scotland.

 

Prenuptial agreements can cover a number of  areas and can detail both how assets will be shared and what existing assets will not be shared - for example, a home which is owned by one party prior to the marriage or civil partnership - or what would happen in the event of a divorce to assets bought during the course of the marriage.

 

Prenuptial agreements, if properly prepared, are perfectly valid.  The costs of negotiating, preparing and finalising a Prenuptial Agreement can be low compared to the potential costs of a later court case to discuss and divide up assets in the event a couple ultimately divorce.

 

Our specialist Family Law team have experience of working with couples on Prenuptial Agreements, including a different times and in lives – we are seeing more people entering into their second marriages using prenuptial agreements to protect their children’s inheritance or pre-existing assets.

 

The circumstances of every marriage is different and any prenuptial agreement should reflect this. Roger Mackenzie and our specialist team of family lawyers have experience in all aspects of prenuptial agreements, including where the agreement covers signifficant amounts of assets and where one or both parties have connections to another country and an agreement covering multiple judicial jurisdictions is required.

 

No-one can know what the future may hold and it is reality, sadly, that around 40% of marriages end in divorce. A prenuptial agreement represents sensible planning, and can be viewed a bit like a divorce insurance policy.

 

Please call one of our specialist prenuptial agreement solicitors on 0333 200 5925 or fill in our enquiry form and we will be in touch shortly.

 

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