Once considered the preserve of the rich and famous, prenuptial agreements are increasingly acknowledged as a sensible option for couples planning to get married.
Whilst the thought of a prenup might not be romantic, many couples realise it makes sense to consider what might happen if their relationship was to breakdown in the future.
Prenups are particularly important if you or your partner have assets such as property, a business or other financial assets. They can also help couples to consider other issues, such as who would keep the family pet.
Prenups can be very persuasive in court and current Government plans are to further strengthen their legal status.
If you’re planning to marry, you should take steps to arrange your prenup well in advance – the agreement must be in place at least 4 weeks before your big day.