Across the UK, marriage is changing with more people wanting a pre-nuptial agreement (PNA) signed.

PNAs are going from hushed conversations behind closed doors of the rich and famous, to becoming as normal as an everyday conversation.

Before 1914, divorce was rare and was considered a scandal with just one divorce for every 450 marriages.

Now, we are seeing higher rates of divorce than ever in the UK, and a PNA doesn’t seem like such a bad idea. A prenup is an agreement made by a couple before they marry concerning the ownership of their respective assets should the marriage fail.

The point of a prenup is to define each person’s rights and responsibilities if the marriage ends either through death or divorce.

By outlining who keeps what, who pays for what and who’s responsible for what, a prenup could help you protect your assets and shield you from your partner’s debts.

According to research from YouGov, younger generations are more likely to enter a PNA and are much more willing to discuss going through the process, with 67 per cent of Gen Z and millennials happy to enter a PNA.

Rebecca Cockcroft is the head of family law at Payne Hicks Beach, a London-based solicitors, and deals with clients who are interested in a pre-nuptial agreement.

She said: “This research confirms the upward trend that transparent conversations about long term financial planning is valued.

“Attitudes have changed, and it is no longer seen as unromantic to approach the question of a PNA prior to marriage. Rather, it is simply seen as good financial sense.”