It has been reported in the media that Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck have separated after 10 years of marriage. The couple have three children. Media reports claim that the couple did not enter into a Pre-Nuptial Agreement before marrying in 2005 but they went on to say that both amassed a fairly equal amount of wealth meaning it is unlikely that Jennifer will be granted spousal support.
Had their circumstances been different then one of them could have regretted the lack of a Pre-Nuptial Agreement. It is essential that couples planning to marry consider entering into a Pre-Nuptial Agreement.
I would certainly say that it’s even more important where one or both parties are marrying for a second, third, or fourth time. They may have children from previous relationships that they would want to provide for in the event of their death. However, remarriage without a Pre-Nuptial Agreement, could see a spouse walking away with a considerable amount of wealth. As well as their spouse, any children from previous relationships could ultimately lose out.
These are all matters that need to be taken into consideration. Solicitors understand that Pre-Nuptial Agreements are not for everyone but they are certainly wise to consider if you want to protect pre-marital assets in the event of a separation.
A marriage is a legally binding contract. Couples should therefore bear this in mind when planning their wedding and make sure they prepare accordingly.
If you would like to talk to me about putting a pre-nuptial agreement in place, feel free to contact me on 01908 660 966 by email on Naomi.firstname.lastname@example.org for a confidential conversation.