Langley Esquire is frequently called upon to deal with unusual and frequently untouchable areas for the Japanese bengoshi. Among these are pre-nuptial agreements.
So-called ‘pre-nups’ are exceedingly uncommon in Japan. The likely explanation for this is that, while popular in the West, this phenomenon is culturally alien here in Japan.
Pre-nuptial agreements are not simply about protecting your assets from a potentially ill-intentioned partner; but rather about preventing and mitigating against uncertainty and avoiding a one-sided outcome. The laws pertaining to divorce are often broad and general, and perhaps not at all appropriate to your specific case. As-is, conditions could be beneficial for one spouse to divorce, whereas a properly formed pre-nuptial agreement would encourage both parties to stay together.
Simply put, pre-nuptial agreements are concerned with easing the feelings of uncertainty and almost certain acrimony that come about when a marriage comes to an end.
Langley Esquire’s involvement in forming pre-nuptials is as a dual-agent that represents both parties in a neutral capacity. Other ways can be envisioned, but this has been found to be the most efficient way to a successful conclusion. Don’t wait until it’s too late. We will address your concerns and ensure that your decisions are given the recognition and support they deserve.