Do I need a pre-nup?
Couples can choose to enter into informal or formal written agreements at any stage of their relationship. Often the most beneficial outcome of the process of negotiating the terms of an agreement is that couples have proper communication about important aspects of their relationship.
Given that I spend most of my time dealing with the consequences of separation, it is clear to me that a key reason for relationship breakdown is poor communication. Good communication before and during a relationship is the basis of a strong, lasting and loving relationship. I therefore strongly advocate marriage preparation courses (www.marriagecare.org.uk/search/centres/stoke-on-trent/home )
The sorts of agreements that I can help you with are those that anticipate what financial arrangements the couple would want in the event of separation. For example, parents may want to protect the interests of children from a previous relationship. It may be appropriate to protect assets acquired before a marriage or an inheritance. A cohabiting couple may want to define how they own property together.
I can help you with pre-nuptial, post-marital and cohabitation agreements and wills. There can be a great deal of uncertainty as to what extent such agreements would in fact be enforceable upon separation. This is why expert advice and drafting is necessary.
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