Pre-nuptial Agreements

Prenuptial agreements are used to set and attempt to avoid a dispute as to the terms that will be followed in the event of the dissolution of a marriage. The agreement can be binding unless the court deems it to be unfair or unreasonable, and it should be signed well in advance of the wedding itself. At Goodwins, we will provide you with all the advice you require for your prenuptial, ensuring that the agreement is fair and adheres to all legal requirements.

Prenuptials, or ‘prenups’ as they are known, are often treated with apprehension as some consider them as a representative lack of belief in your marriage. However, arriving at a prenuptial agreement does not mean you think your marriage will fail, it simply means you are preparing yourselves if it does. They are used to protect your assets, such as inheritance, or to help with the allocation of assets that are difficult to divide, such as shared homes.

Prenuptials are drawn up to meet your exact needs, this is why it is important that you seek specialist legal advice when considering an agreement. Goodwins have a vast experience in providing prenuptial agreements that are comprehensive, fair and compliant with UK law. If you would like to know more, contact our team at our Harrow office in London and we will be more than happy to help.