Helping to protect your financial position before your marriage or civil partnership.
A prenuptial agreement can be a very useful way of protecting your financial position prior to marrying or entering a civil partnership, but you need to think about the terms carefully and take legal advice to ensure that you comply with all the necessary requirements.
Do I need a prenuptial agreement?
Prenuptial agreements are becoming increasingly used by couples. Especially those who have assets from a previous marriage, inherited land, a family business or interests of children to protect.
How do I ask for one?
When planning your future together, financial honesty is usually the best policy. If you have not known each other long, a prenuptial agreement can be a good way to reassure family members of your intentions.
A sensible approach is to initiate a full review of your financial and legal arrangements, as part of your wedding preparations. This could include updating your wills, reviewing the ownership of the property you will live in and making a prenuptial agreement.
How do we agree the terms?
A prenuptial agreement must be made freely by both partners and the agreed terms recorded in a formal document. It must be made at least 28 days before the wedding or civil partnership takes place, with both of you having access to independent legal advice.
Why choose Hancock Quins?
- a fast, efficient and friendly advice;
- access to financial advisors, pensions actuaries and other experts;
- high level of expertise in medium and high net worth clients; and
- a constructive approach to negotiations to reach the best agreement for you.