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Should you get a Prenuptial Agreement before Marriage?

Many newspapers are often littered with celebrity scandals and claims of divorce with financial settlements and prenuptial agreements or “prenups” often hotly discussed. While there is a stigma attached to prenups with many seeing them as a resignation that the relationship will fail, prenuptial agreements do make a lot of sense and could prove beneficial to a marriage or partnership.

What is a Prenuptial Agreement?

A prenuptial agreement is a document that outlines how a couple should divide their assets and estate if their marriage is to breakdown. Sadly, divorce is more common in society now than ever in modern day society with almost 50% of all marriages ending in a divorce.  A prenuptial agreement ensures that your assets and finances are protected and that there is less bickering if your relationship is to breakdown.

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How Can You Ensure Your Will is Watertight?

There have been a number of high-profile legal challenges to wills of late, with the most covered story involving a woman who received a third of her mother’s inheritance despite being omitted from her will.

Indeed, a report found that there has been a marked increase in the number of challenges to wills with a report finding that the number of claims making it to the High Court rose by 80% in the last year, with 178 cases going to the UK’s highest court. According to experts, a rise in property prices was the main reasons for children challenging wills.

However, there are a number of other reasons that can result in the challenging of a will. Therefore, we take a look at some of the steps you can take to ensure that your will is watertight.

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Welcome to our new website

Welcome to our new website. We look forward to keeping you updated with our latest blogs and news.

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