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Prenuptial Agreement Solicitors

Our prenuptial agreement solicitors can help you to secure your financial assets for your future in the event that your marriage ends in a divore. Although it can feel unromantic to think about what could happen in the event of a split, doing so can give you the peace of mind that your financial future is protected.

If you are about to get married, speaking to our award-winning family law solicitors will help you to ensure that you are making the best possible decisions when it comes to preparing for any eventuality.

We can help you and your partner to formulate a prenuptial agreement that you can use to protect yourself and your assets should your relationship irretrievably break down. We will guide you throughout the legal process, using our decades of experience to ensure that any stress you are experiencing is resolved.

Contact our prenuptial agreement solicitors today by calling 01484 821 500 or complete our online enquiry form and we will be in touch with you at a time that is convenient for you.

How our prenuptial agreement solicitors can help

Prenuptial agreements are becoming increasingly popular, particularly among wealthy individuals and those who are marrying for a second or third time. Ramsdens Solicitors has several decades of experience in family law and can advise you on your options when it comes to safeguarding your financial interests.

We have worked on cases of all sizes, including instances featuring complicated assets or financial assets relating to previous relationships. Our solicitors, based in offices across Yorkshire, will help you to arrange a prenuptial agreement that is suited to your needs.

We are widely recognised for our practical and professional approach, and will work with you to ensure that your interests are protected when heading into a marriage or civil partnership. We understand that some conversations relating to prenuptial agreements can be uncomfortable, but our sensitive approach means that you can rest assured that you are in safe hands.

Why choose our prenuptial agreement solicitors?

Ramsdens Solicitors has been providing legal advice and assistance to the people of Yorkshire and further afield for more than 150 years. During this time, we have gained a reputation as a reliable, sympathetic and knowledgeable legal specialist.

Our prenuptial agreement solicitors will handle your case diligently and sensitively, giving you the peace of mind that your financial future is secure.

Our family law department is headed by respected solicitor Helen Thewlis, who is a member of the Law Society’s Advanced Family Law Panel and a member of Resolution, as well as an active member of Constructive Separation Solutions for Wakefield and Pontefract

Helen is also recognised by the Legal 500, which means she is a highly respected and trusted solicitor in the field of family law.

“Helen Thewlis is exceptionally talented and wonderful at her job, giving clear and fair advice to clients.”

The Legal 500, 2020

FAQs

What is a prenuptial agreement?

A prenuptial agreement is a document that sets out what will happen to a couple’s assets in the event of a divorce. It is signed before a marriage or civil partnership ceremony takes place.

The document will determine what happens to any cash, property rights, business assets and investments if your relationship irretrievably breaks down. Prenuptial agreements provide much-needed peace of mind, because they protect your assets and ensure that both parties are clear about what each of you would be entitled to if you were to separate.

In the majority of cases, prenuptial agreements are used to protect:

  • Finances and assets acquired before the relationships began
  • Property which is a separate income
  • Financial security for children from a previous relationship
  • Time and money should the relationship break down
  • Lengthy court battles; as everything has already been divided equally
  • It can also be adapted to changes in circumstances over time (i.e., children, finances etc.)

Our prenuptial agreement solicitors can guide you through the process of formalising this document, offering practical advice at each stage that can help to put your mind at ease.

Do I need a solicitor if I want to make a prenuptial agreement?

Although the courts are within their rights to amend any prenuptial agreement, one that is entered into properly and under the guidance of a solicitor will hold more weight in the courtrooms and will be used as a guideline to you and your partner’s wishes at the very least.

It is also possible to enter into a postnuptial agreement, but it is always advised by legal professionals to enter into an agreement well ahead of the wedding, so as to not appear rushed or cajoled into a decision should it need to be used in court.

Ramsdens Solicitors can help with all aspects of marriage and separation law. Contact us today to discuss prenuptial agreements, post-nuptial agreements, civil partnership agreements or any other aspect of marriage with our family law team.

Who should consider making a prenuptial agreement?

A prenuptial agreement is particularly beneficial for people who:

  • Have business or commercial assets
  • Are getting married for the first time and wish to keep any assets owned prior to the marriage separate
  • Have already been through a divorce and understand that a prenup can reduce complications if the relationship fails
  • Own properties that they want to protect
  • Have personal pensions, savings or inheritance
  • Wish to preserve their assets for children from a previous relationship

Are prenuptial agreements legally binding?

Prenuptial agreements are not legally binding, however, the courts will generally uphold the agreement if both parties entered into the agreement in full knowledge of its implications. Our solicitors can help you to create a prenuptial agreement that is suitable for both parties.

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