What’s mine is yours? Top tip 12 for your prenuptial agreement – Use a collaborative law approach

10th December 2014

Making a prenuptial agreement before you get married can take away some of the financial worry about what will happen to your assets and property if your marriage does not work out.

In this series of blogs, Susan Davies, head of family law at Ansons Solicitors in Lichfield and Cannock, Staffordshire, gives her top 12 tips for what to include in your prenuptial agreement:

Tip no 12 – Use the collaborative law approach

Engaging the skills of a trained collaborative lawyer can be a particularly effective way of negotiating the terms of your prenuptial agreement. Your chosen collaborative lawyer will quickly help you to address the key issues and focus on achieving an agreed outcome. You should both have access to independent legal advice due to ensure that you fully understand the terms of the agreement before signing.

Prenuptial agreements are being increasingly recognised by the court as a good reflection of a couple’s intentions towards each other if they separate. You must both take independent legal advice, give full disclosure of your financial assets and neither of you must be under any duress before signing the agreement. The agreement must also be ‘fair’.

For further advice, please contact Susan Davies in the family law team, on 01543 267 190 or Ansons Solicitors has offices in Cannock and Lichfield, Staffordshire.