Posted by Aston Avery

Denise Welch on pre-nups

Once the preserve of celebrities and the super-rich, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements are growing in popularity among couples in the UK, but is it something you would do?

According to the Co-op, while the majority of married couples (79%) do not have a prenuptial agreement the interest in them shows no sign of slowing. Business data reveals that pre-nup requests have increased by 70% in the past year (based on the first 6 months of 2022 vs the same period in 2023) showing a real shift in attitudes amongst Brits.

But at present, the majority of couples do not have them in place and the reasons behind this decision are varied and often quite heartwarming. The most common reasons for not having a prenuptial agreement include trust in one’s partner (50%) and not believing that divorce will ever be on the cards (27%).

Aston spoke to actress and Loose Woman panelist Denise Welch and Ben Evans, family law solicitor at Co-op Legal Services.

Photo by Markus Winkler on Unsplash

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