Make Sure a Prenuptial Agreement is Fair
To make sure a prenuptial agreement can be upheld in Court, it needs to be prepared accurately and fair in all circumstances. Certain criteria should be met which will go some way in persuading the Courts:
- Make sure you have both provided full financial disclosure all of your assets
- There must be no pressure or duress on either person to sign the agreement
- The agreement should be fair and reasonable
- The agreement must be entered into at least 28 days before the date of the marriage
- The agreement should be drafted by a Family Law Solicitor and both of you should get independent legal advice
We have written more about the validity of prenuptial agreements here.
But Aren’t They Totally Unromantic?
In some countries prenups are far more common than they are here, and are seen as a perfectly normal part of wedding planning. Prenup negotiations don’t have to be contentious or difficult, and for many they can give you reassuring peace of mind.
If press reports are right, it seems both Britney and her husband-to-be plan on having a prenup. Prenups are certainly much more common for the rich and famous, and those who are entering into a marriage with money they had before the relationship or marriage. Or possibly, like Britney, you may want to make sure your finances are protected for your children in the future.
But they are not only for the wealthy or Hollywood stars and popstars.
Prenups are a safe way to protect assets that you bring into the marriage or to ensure family inheritance is ring-fenced.