Although nobody enters a marriage intending to get divorced later, it is fair to say that we live in a world where separation is common.
So, it is understandable that many couples prefer to prepare for the possibility of a relationship breakdown and want to provide for certainty if a future separation occurs. A prenuptial agreement (often called a pre-nup) can help with this. No longer considered to be just for celebrities, prenuptials are fast becoming a normal part of preparing for marriage.
A prenuptial is a formal written agreement created before marriage that details what each person is entitled to, should the marriage terminate. It can cover certain pre-marriage assets such as property, savings, shares, inheritance and other belongings. Once married, these assets could become matrimonial assets and are considered to belong to both parties unless specifically protected. A prenuptial agreement can be as simple as stating that everything will be divided 50/50, or it can be more complex and ring-fence certain assets.
If you are married and think a prenuptial agreement should have been entered into, it is not too late. It is possible to enter into an agreement after your marriage, known as a “post-nuptial agreement”.
We can help you:
- Prepare and draft the agreement.
- Understand what will happen if one of you lives or spends substantial time in another country.
- Protect your assets to help avoid lengthy court battles, should you separate.
- Understand what will happen to any businesses or assets you have outside of Scotland.
Contact our Prenuptial Agreement Solicitors Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee & throughout Scotland
We also understand that expense can be an additional concern, which is why we always aim to keep costs down and are as transparent and upfront as possible about the fees involved. For a free, initial 15-minute consultation, whatever family law matter you may be facing, please contact us.