Pre-Nuptial &
Post-Nuptial Agreements

 

We have a wealth of experience in preparing and advising on pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements.

The purpose of a pre-nuptial or post-nuptial agreement is to record who owns what and how those assets will be divided between the parties if the marriage breaks down. Whilst they are not currently legally binding in England and Wales, these types of agreements are carrying significantly more weight in the courts following the landmark decision in Radmacher v Granatino [2010].

Why are pre nuptial and post nuptial agreements important?

No one goes into a marriage anticipating that it will end, but if divorce becomes a reality, most, if not all, couples would like their separation to be as amicable as possible with minimal uncertainty and worry over financial matters. This is why it can be sensible to sit down with your partner and agree on important financial matters at the outset of your relationship, whilst you are able to communicate openly and effectively.

More and more people are now entering into these agreements, and it may surprise you to know that it is not just celebrities or heirs and heiresses of family fortunes who are looking to protect their wealth in this way.

At an initial meeting we will explain the law in relation to marital agreements, and their advantages and disadvantages so that you can make an informed decision about whether an agreement is right for you and your partner.

We can also advise on the enforceability and recognition of marital agreements and the setting aside of agreements which may be unfair.

If you would like assistance or further information, please contact a member of the team on 01276 686222.

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