A Leamington Spa solicitor is reporting a rise in enquiries about prenuptial agreements from starry-eyed lovers preparing to propose on Valentine’s Day.

Sophia Mellor, principal associate at Blythe Liggins Solicitors, said the rise in enquiries should not be considered unromantic because the interest in prenuptial agreements reflected a desire to marry for love and not for money.

She said: “With Valentine’s Day coming up, many clients are consulting with us – either because they are intending to propose, or believe that their beloved is about to propose to them on February 14th.

“Many people will say that a prenuptial agreement is unromantic, but I don’t agree.

“Surely, entering into a prenuptial agreement is evidence that the marriage is genuine and not financially motivated.

“We represent many people for prenuptial agreements, living together agreements and post-nuptial agreements, and those experiences are nothing but positive.”

A prenuptial agreement is an agreement made by a couple before they marry to outline intended ownership of respective assets if the marriage should end in divorce.

Sophia said: “Whether you are intending to propose on Valentine’s Day or whether your beloved proposes to you, then my advice would be, do not hesitate to consult with a specialist family law solicitor for advice.

“This will enable you to make an informed decision as to whether a prenuptial agreement would be suitable for you.

“It is in these moments of ecstasy and pure happiness that consulting with a family law solicitor can help people to organise themselves financially, while committing to a long and happy relationship or marriage.”

For more information on Blythe Liggins, call 01926 831231 or visit www.blytheliggins.co.uk

CAPTION: Sophia Mellor, Head of the Family Department  at Blythe Liggins Solicitors

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