Prenuptial Agreement Lawyer Glasgow
A prenuptial agreement details what will happen if a marriage breaks down in the future and provides clarity about where each couple stand, should they separate. Contact our friendly family lawyers today to discuss prenups and to find out how we can help you. You can call us on 0141 413 0527 or fill out online enquiry form.
Couples that decide to marry will have a great many decisions to make about their life together. One of the more important, but often overlooked, matters is the possibility that their relationship may break down in the future.
When people marry they plan for their future together. You may think planning for the end of a relationship at a time when you are making a commitment to each other is contradictory. However, over time things can change and relationships can fall apart. This can result in a great deal of emotional turmoil and heartache for all involved.
For this reason more and more people are choosing to create prenuptial agreements so that their assets and interests are protected in the event that the relationship breaks apart.
What is a Prenuptial Agreement?
A prenuptial agreement is a document that sets out what will happen if the marriage or civil partnership breaks down.
A good prenuptial agreement will detail what happens to the couple’s assets on divorce or dissolution. Common areas covered are property, mortgages and pensions. You can also agree the financial settlements that will be made on divorce. Our friendly and dedicated team work to understand your needs to help you reach an agreement that suits both parties.
A postnuptial agreement is one that is drafted once you are married or civil partners.
Why Should I Get a Prenuptial Agreement?
A major advantage of a prenuptial agreement is that it allows you and your partner to come to a mutually agreed decision about what will happen to matrimonial property if you were to separate. This gives you the control over how your property is to be distributed. These issues can be much more difficult to negotiate once the relationship has soured.
A properly drafted and executed prenuptial agreement is legally binding and enforceable. When a couple are divorcing they are usually keen to avoid court. As a prenuptial agreement sets out what will happen to your property on divorce, it can reduce the possibility of a lengthy and expensive court battle.
Drafting a prenuptial agreement can therefore save you time, expense and added distress at what is invariably a difficult time for all involved.
Do I Need a Lawyer to Draft a ‘Prenup’?
It is vital to appreciate the legal nature of the prenuptial agreement. The benefit of this document will hinge on how well it is drafted. Many people are tempted to buy ‘ready-made’ prenuptial agreements out of convenience. However, the danger is that these documents are not drafted with sufficient clarity and this could mean that what a couple intended may not be well represented in the document.
It is important that if you are considering entering into a prenuptial agreement, it should be created with the assistance of a team of expert lawyers who understand your needs and have experience drafting legally binding documents.
Glasgow Prenuptial Agreement Lawyers
Our expert family lawyers are experienced in drafting pre and postnuptial agreements. Contact us today to find out how our solicitors can help you.
If you would like to know more about prenuptial agreements, speak to our team today on 0141 413 0527 or fill out online enquiry form.