Category: Prenuptial Agreements

What is a Prenup? 5 Important Things to Know

Although the divorce rate in the UK has gradually reduced over the last ten years or so, there are still plenty of people untying the knot. A divorce is an unfortunate, difficult, and costly experience — and one of the ways people preempt the expense of their marriage ending is with a prenup. Prenuptial agreements are still a relatively new concept when you consider how long marriage has been around. Therefore it’s always a good idea to get a firm grasp on some of the more important aspects – as well as seeking the advice of a family lawyer —…

Should I See a Solicitor Before Signing a Prenuptial Agreement?

The answer is, yes.  If you do not seek legal advice, there is a chance that the prenuptial agreement (or prenup) will not be valid. In the UK, pre-nuptial agreements are not yet legally binding or completely enforceable. However, since 2010 (following the widely-reported case of Radmacher v Granatino, where the prenup was upheld), the family courts have attributed more significance to the existence of a prenup when considering how the assets of divorcing parties’ should be divided between them. The decision of how much weight a prenup is given, if any, is determined by the court, taking its existence…

Proposing This Valentine’s Day? You Should Also Propose a Prenup

It’s the time of year for romance and grand gestures, including getting down on one knee and popping the question. But don’t get carried away in the heat of the moment and forget about the practical aspects; make sure your London divorce lawyers are on hand to advise. Are you planning on proposing this Valentine’s Day? If you are, you’re not alone. It may not be the most popular day anymore since Christmas Eve knocked it off its pedestal, but Valentine’s Day is still seen as a great chance to commit your love by many. With all this love flying…