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Prenuptial Agreements

Prenuptial agreements are used to decide how each person’s assets will be separated if a couple getting married one day divorce. Having a prenup in place means that both parties can potentially avoid unexpected financial setbacks if the marriage does come to an end.

Our prenuptial agreement solicitors can help you and your partner to draft the perfect legal document to reflect your wishes and protect your interests.

When you’re getting married, it can feel rather pessimistic to consider the prospect of a divorce. However, preparing for a worst-case scenario allows you to safeguard your finances and pre-establish your child arrangements, potentially benefitting you in the future.

A prenuptial agreement will usually establish the division of property, savings, inheritance, business interests, pensions, income and any stocks and shares. Individuals can also use these legal agreements to safeguard themselves from any debt owed by their partner.

Our specialist solicitors at Gardner Croft have extensive experience in drafting prenuptial agreements. We can support you to protect your assets, offering you peace of mind when you enter into your marriage.

Our prenuptial agreements solicitors can offer assistance with:

  • Legal advice on what should be included in a prenuptial agreement
  • Negotiating and drafting the document
  • Advice on signing a prenuptial agreement
  • Guidance to use such agreements when getting divorced

Speak to our Prenuptial Agreement Solicitors in Canterbury Today

To get in touch with our prenuptial agreement solicitors in Canterbury, please call us on 01227 813400, email or fill in our simple online enquiry form on the right hand side of the page to request a call back.

Why Work with our Prenuptial Agreements Solicitors in Canterbury?

Our prenuptial agreement lawyers are dedicated to offering pragmatic advice to help you safeguard your assets when entering into a marriage contract. We have plenty of experience supporting clients to draft legal agreements that reflect the needs and preferences of both parties.

No matter how complicated your financial situation as a couple may be, our family law solicitors can assist you. Our team are friendly and professional and able to offer straightforward advice, ensuring that you understand your legal standing.

Our Prenuptial Agreements Solicitors’ Approach

At Gardner Croft we will attentively listen to your issues and queries, supporting you to find the solutions that suit you.

Our specialist lawyers can provide you with:

  • Impartial legal guidance on your potential options, allowing you to be certain that you are making well-informed choices with regard to your marriage and finances.
  • Assistance from lawyers who hold prestigious accreditations and have a breadth of experience in complicated prenuptial agreement matters.
  • Personalised legal solutions that reflect the individual nature of every marriage and divorce.

We appreciate that no couple enters into a marriage with divorce on the mind, but divorce rates remain high in the UK. Our prenuptial agreement lawyers can assist couples to make the proper financial arrangements to prepare for any unfortunate circumstances later down the line.

Many individuals are confused about prenuptial agreement options. Our clients are often concerned about the potential of causing conflict with their partner. Rest assured, our highly skilled solicitors will sensitively walk you through the process, ensuring that both parties know where they stand and feel comfortable with their obligations.

Our Prenuptial Agreements Expertise

Prenuptial agreement legal advice

Our prenuptial agreement solicitors can offer objective and practical prenuptial agreement advice prior to drafting the document. This helps to keep the negotiations successful and relaxed.

Many of our clients are unaware of how their finances might be distributed in a divorce. Some are concerned that they could end up losing a large portion of their assets in the event of a divorce. Our specialist solicitors will ensure that both parties know exactly where they stand, reducing the potential for any conflict.

Negotiating and drafting a prenuptial agreement

Negotiating with your partner about divorce-related finances can be challenging, especially if the prospect of a future divorce has never even crossed your mind. Our prenuptial agreement lawyers in Canterbury can quickly guide you through the process, helping you to create an agreement that suits your situation.

It is not advisable to attempt to reach a prenuptial agreement without legal support. There is always the risk that you may be entering into an agreement which is unsuitable and puts you in a disagreeable financial situation should you end up getting divorced.

Signing a prenuptial agreement

If your partner has asked you to sign a prenuptial agreement, it’s crucial that you seek legal advice prior to signing. In the future, if you require a court to consider your agreement, there’s a legal requirement in place that you received legal advice before signing.

Our prenuptial agreement solicitors can review any agreement you’ve been presented with and provide you with our expert legal opinion. Our family law solicitors can also help you to identify any terms you do not agree with and discuss these with your partner.

Prenuptial agreement assistance when getting divorced

If your relationship comes to an end and you have a prenuptial agreement, we can offer legal guidance on how the terms apply. So long as your circumstances are the same as when the agreement was created, the chances are the terms of the agreement will still apply.

If your situation is different, for instance, you’ve received inheritance or since had children, you may find that the agreement is in some way non-applicable. If you believe that this may be the case, it’s important that you speak to a family solicitor right away.

Prenuptial Agreement Cost

We appreciate that our clients need transparent pricing from the beginning. The typical cost of a prenuptial agreement in the UK is anywhere between £1,000 and £3,000. The prenuptial agreement fee will depend on your situation and the extent of legal advice that you need.

To get an idea of how much your prenuptial agreement will cost, get in touch with our family law solicitors.

Frequently Asked Questions About Prenuptial Agreements

Why do you need a prenuptial agreement?

A prenuptial agreement is used to establish how a couple’s finances will be split if that couple get a divorce. There are terms that may be included in a prenuptial agreement for instance:

  • Stating that one party will remain the sole owner of their business.
  • Terms that safeguard one party from another’s debt.
  • Ensuring that both parties can determine how finances will be separated in a divorce.
  • Terms designed to safeguard children’s assets or inheritance.

Which issues cannot be part of a prenuptial agreement?

Prenuptial agreements are used to divide assets when a couple gets divorced. However, these agreements cannot be used to set terms for child custody issues, personal or lifestyle matters, or child support payments. If a couple gets divorced, they will need separate legal guidance to negotiate these issues.

How can I make a prenuptial agreement?

To make a prenuptial agreement you’ll need to hire a family lawyer and have them draw up a document to best reflect your preferences, situation and interests. It’s important that both parties receive legal guidance independently and that both understand the terms before entering into the agreement.

Before couples can make a prenuptial agreement, they’ll need to fully disclose all property, assets and debts. It is generally advised that you make an agreement before getting married, however, our expert lawyers can also support you to draft a postnuptial agreement that offers similar protections after your marriage has taken place.

Contact our Prenuptial Agreements Solicitors in Canterbury

To get in touch with our prenuptial agreements solicitors in Canterbury, please call us on 01227 813400, email or fill in our simple online enquiry form on the right hand side of the page to request a call back.