Gone are the days of believing that it is only the extremely wealthy that should consider a Pre-nuptial Agreement. In a world where second, or sometimes more, marriages are commonly being celebrated, it is important to consider what assets are being brought into a relationship and perhaps how these need to be the subject of separate considerations as to the ongoing sharing and pooling of resources. Many parties to a second marriage will have retained assets from a previous relationship and would like to ensure that their dependants benefit from that financial provision whilst ensuring that they can commit wholeheartedly to their future life with a new partner.
Without marriage the legislation of England and Wales treats parties within a cohabiting relationship in a different way and it is often advisable to have documentation recorded setting out your legal and financial obligations to each other, both within the relationship and in the event that it should unhappily end.
To consider how best to provide for your future security, please call our Family Lawyer, Carol Stevens-Stratten to arrange an appointment to discuss matters in detail and learn of the options available to help you plan for a happy and contented life with one another.