Prenuptial Agreements by Manchester solicitors
If you are about to get married or enter into a civil partnership, you may want to consider entering into a prenuptial agreement (or a pre civil partnership agreement) to determine what will happen to your assets if you separate. A prenuptial agreement can protect your personal assets and reduce the uncertainty of financial applications to the court. For example, you may wish to protect:
- assets owned prior to the marriage,
- gifts from your family,
Historically, prenuptial agreements have been unenforceable in England and Wales. However, the courts are becoming more flexible in their approach towards them and are increasingly taking them into account.
If you are thinking about entering into a prenuptial agreement with your prospective spouse, do not leave it until the last minute. The agreement has the best chance of being enforced if it is entered into some time before the marriage. We can talk through your requirements over the telephone or see you in our Manchester or Cheadle offices.