Yes, your wedding day should be a joyous occasion filled with love, happiness, and the promise of a lifetime together. But amidst the fairy tale romance and wedding preparations, there is one crucial aspect that might not have crossed your mind: the prenuptial agreement.
While it may not be the most glamorous part of wedding planning, a prenup is an essential tool to protect your assets and secure your future.
Life is unpredictable. Here is the most prevalent duration of marriage in 2021 :
- For opposite-sex couples going through divorce: 8 years
- For female same-sex couples: 4 years.
- For male same-sex couples: 5 years.
Thus, safeguarding your financial interests is just as important as selecting the right wedding venue.
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What are the advantages of Pre-Nuptial Agreements?
- Transparency: A prenup promotes a clear understanding of each partner’s assets and what will be jointly held or kept separate during your marriage.
- Asset ‘Ring-fencing’: It safeguards inherited, pre-marital, or specific assets, offering protection in the event of divorce.
- Debt Protection: It ensures that one partner’s assets will not be used to cover the other’s pre-existing debts.
- Trust: Discussing financial matters openly can enhance communication and build trust, setting a solid foundation for your marriage.
As seasoned family law solicitors, Martin Shepherd’s mission is to be your guiding hand in those essential pre-wedding discussions.
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How to Ask Your Partner for a Prenup?
Initiating a conversation about a prenuptial agreement is a must, as it cannot be imposed on your partner. Both parties must willingly agree. You should:
- Engage in these discussions during the engagement period to make rational decisions.
- Approach the topic with a clear understanding of why you want a prenup and what you want it to cover.
- Assure your partner that your intention is not a lack of trust, but a sensible financial decision that provides security in case of separation.
- Never pressure your partner into a prenup, as it should be a mutually agreed-upon decision.
- Complete the prenup at least one calendar month before the wedding to avoid any pressure-related issues and ensure the agreement’s validity.
Discussing a prenup early on makes sense, especially if one partner has a business, personal debt, or children from a previous relationship. A prenup can be viewed as an insurance policy for your marriage, offering financial security in case of unforeseen circumstances.
Be aware that discussing a prenup might initially cause tension. Openness, honesty, and transparency are key to overcoming any doubts or concerns.
We make sure that if a prenuptial agreement is necessary, it is handled with the utmost care and professionalism so that it does not cast a shadow on the joyful anticipation of your upcoming wedding.
We can advise you on prenups as part of your wedding planning at our Hertford, Potters Bar, and Finchley offices.
Why choose us?
Our solicitors understand that planning your future together is an exciting journey, and our role is to provide you with the legal support you need while preserving the love and excitement that fills the air.
Discover more about prenuptial agreements and wedding planning at our offices in Potters Bar, Hertford, and Finchley.