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Clare
Clare, Family Solicitor
Category: Family Law
Satisfied Customers: 34283
Experience:  I have been a solicitor in High Street Practise since 1985 and have specialised in Family Law for the last 10 years
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Equity in property

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Due to marry in 5 weeks. Want a prenup. Joint mortgage taking too long. Am I safe to invest £200,000 now before my name on deeds & mortgage. All I want to secure is my money should the marriage end as he will have less equity at £135,00 & also has 3 kids one of whom lives with us age 17.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
Thank you for your question.
My name is Clare
I will do my best to help you but I need some further information first.
You do know that you are running out of time for a Pre-nuptial agreement?
Just to check - he is investing £135,000 - you are investing £200,000?
Clare
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Yes that is correct. I know time top running out.
Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
has the document been drafted?
Clare
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Yes - for the new mortgage
Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
Sorry I meant the pre-nup
Clare
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Yes I have drafted it with guidance & about to return to the solicitor.
Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
To check that I understand.
You have agreed a Prenup (do not forget you BOTH need SEPARATE legal advice) but need to invest immediately and it cannot wait a few days (bearing in mind the prenup has to be signed within the week)
is that correct?
If so then there is no real risk involved as at the time of the investment you will not be married!
I hope that this is of assistance - please ask if you need further details
Clare