Family Law & Divorce

Prenuptial Agreements

A prenuptial agreement is a contract between you and your partner entered into prior to marriage which sets out the financial terms of the relationship.
It will last for the duration of the marriage and sets out how assets are to be divided in the event of a relationship breakdown.

Why seek legal advice

A prenuptial agreement may help protect your assets against financial claims from your intended spouse should the relationship breakdown.

HK Law can provide expert legal advice from an early stage to ensure that all assets are potentially protected and that the agreement can withstand any potential legal challenge in future.

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Why choose HK Law?

We aim to provide a professional, friendly and supportive service and are sensitive to your legal needs at all times.

We aim to give accurate and sound legal advice to empower you to make informed decisions and to give you peace of mind when embarking upon new stages in life.

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Your questions answered

Darren Francis, Associate Solicitor
  • When is a good time to consider a prenuptial agreement?
    Generally speaking, the sooner expert legal advice is sought the better. If this is left until the last minute, then potentially your spouse could challenge the agreement on the grounds of undue pressure or lack of legal advice if there is insufficient time to consider matters properly before the marriage. As a general rule, an agreement should be signed at least 28 days prior to the marriage.
  • Do I have to disclose my financial position?
    Yes. Both parties have a duty to disclose full and frank financial information and this exercise can usually be undertaken with guidance from solicitors.
  • Are there any other documents or agreements I should consider?
    Depending on the individual circumstances, it may be advisable to consider a Declaration of Trust in respect of real property being purchased jointly, or it may be advisable to consider making or updating your will in contemplation of the marriage, especially if you have children. HK Law can provide further tailored advice about such issues when preparing a prenuptial agreement.

By Darren Francis, Associate Solicitor

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