Prenuptial Agreements

A prenuptial agreement, or a premarital agreement as they are also known, is an agreement which partners can enter into before they are married. It allows them to set out their agreements in regards to what will happen to their finances and their children in the event that the relationship unfortunately breaks down. Though everyone enters a relationship believing that it will last forever, a lot of relationships do end sooner than expected. By having a prenuptial agreement, there is no confusion over how assets and children are divided. Not only does this cut down on a lot of stress and time – it’s not easy to decide who gets what, especially if you are not on good terms – but it can also help to preserve a good relationship going forward, as there is less chance of you disagreeing if everything is laid out in a prenuptial agreement.

The Importance of Prenuptial Agreements
In the UK, courts have in recent years had a changing view of the value and enforceability of prenuptial agreements. Where they are properly drafted and both partners have disclosed their full financial positions to each other and where both partners have received legal advice before signing them, prenuptial agreements will usually be held to be enforceable. At the very least they are always treated as “a relevant circumstance” which should be taken into account. In 2014 a Law Commission report has recommended that an act of Parliament be made to ratify prenuptial and premarital agreements, so long as they comply with certain conditions and both partners receive legal advice. Therefore, if you are planning to get married, particularly where there is an unequal financial contribution from each partner or you are embarking on a second marriage and have assets from your first marriage, you should consider having a prenuptial agreement put in place before doing so.

Prenuptial Agreements Epsom and Surrey
If you are looking for help with a prenuptial agreement in Surrey, Jacky Lewis Family Law can help. Jacky Lewis can assist you in negotiating the terms of any prenuptial or premarital agreement, before drafting a thorough and bespoke agreement for you.

Even though Jacky Lewis is based in Epsom, she can help anyone based anywhere in England (excluding Scotland and Ireland).

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Jacky Lewis Family Law is a specialist family law firm in the centre of Epsom.  Jacky Lewis provides a collaborative approach to resolving family issues.



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Jacky offers reasonably priced services for everyone who has experienced a relationship breakdown or who wants the protection of a prenuptial or cohabitation agreement. She will offer fixed fees and, depending on the financial situation of the client, discounted rates.

Jacky specialises in dealing with financial arrangements following on from the breakdown of relationships, whether marriage, civil partnership or cohabitation. She also assists clients with matters relating to their children.

Jacky prepares prenuptial agreements and cohabitation agreements.

Jacky can mediate between you and your partner. Jacky can also work collaboratively with you and your partner and their lawyer to find a solution, which is acceptable to both of you.

Fixed Fees

Jacky offers an initial Fixed Fee Interview of an hour for £125.00 + V.A.T. This will give you an opportunity to meet Jacky, to discuss your problems and to work out a plan for sorting things out. If you would like an appointment, please contact us.

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