19 May, 2009
With Katie Price and Peter Andre being added to the high statistics of separation, it brings into question again, are we all doing enough to protect our assets?
According to Sarah Hinde, Family Solicitor at Forbes it is important to consider entering into an agreement with a partner prior to marriage. Consideration of what a couple may want to happen if they separated may be the last item on the agenda when they meet. Getting a Solicitor prepare a prenuptial agreement may not be romantic but it may go a long way in reducing unnecessary stress if faced with a separation. Although prenuptials are not binding in the UK, they can be considered when couples separate.
And for those that haven't entered into a pre-nuptial agreement and are already married Sarah Hinde, comments "do not panic!" Seek legal advice about obtaining a post- nuptial agreement. More couples are obtaining such agreements, as more and more of us want to protect our assets.
"Separation is a particularly difficult and emotional time for anybody. It is important to seek legal advice not only at the time of separation, but at the time of entering into a relationship."
The Family Law Solicitors at Forbes includes specialist family and divorce solicitors who offer advice on all areas of family law, including divorce, division of assets following marraige breakdown, cohabitation and prenuptial agreements, ancillary relief, civil partnerships, child law and change of name deeds.
For a free consultation call Forbes Solicitors on freephone 0800 975 2463 or by email today.