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A pre-nup is not just for the rich and famous

Published: 2nd December 2021
Area: Family

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12 Days of Christmas - Day 2: A pre-nup is not just for the rich and famous

It is common knowledge that two turtle doves are the symbol of love and friendship.  

At Christmas time, many lovebirds decide to take the next step in their relationship and pop the big question. This is an extremely exciting time for couples and so it comes as no surprise that the more pragmatic things tend to get overlooked. For example, if you are entering a marriage with all of the wealth and your future spouse has very little in comparison, neglecting to have a pre-nuptial agreement is one crucial wedding item that could end up costing you thousands if not hundreds of thousands (or in some cases) millions of pounds! 

Imagine working hard all of your life, accumulating a sizeable pension, a nice home and substantial savings and then picture having to split all of that 50:50 with a cheating ex-spouse. It does not bear thinking about, but sadly this is the reality for many people who enter into marriage without taking the necessary precautionary steps to protect their wealth prior to the big day.  

Sure, a pre-nuptial agreement may not be the most romantic thing on the wedding “to-do” list, but it is something that will pay dividends later down the line, in the unfortunate event the marriage were to irretrievably break down and two turtle doves become single. 

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