Pre & Post Nuptial Agreements

If you’re getting married or already in a relationship but wish to arrange your finances in case of separation, you may wish to arrange a Pre/Post -Nuptial agreement.

Whether you’re getting married or currently married, you may wish to arrange the settling of you finances and assets in case of future separation.

Pre/Post Nuptial agreements are a way of you and your partner settling on what will happen with assets in the future should there be a breakdown in the relationship that leads to separation.

If you’re thinking about making such agreements but are unsure on the best steps to take, contact our family law solicitors who will be able to give you legal guidance and help you through the process.

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Entering into a marriage or civil partnership brings with it significant financial consequences.

What is a prenuptial agreement?

A prenuptial agreement, or pre-nup, is an agreement between two people that is thought of and completed before their marriage or civil partnership to set out the division of assets in the event of a divorce.

Why should I have a prenuptial agreement?

You may be bringing more assets to the marriage than your partner and wish to protect them, or to make provision for children from previous relationships.

Are prenuptial agreements legally binding?

Historically, prenuptial agreements have not been enforceable in English Law. However, recent decisions in high profile cases such as Radmacher [Rachmacher (formerly Granatino) v Granatino [2010] UKSC 42] have given more weight to prenuptial agreements and senior judges have in certain circumstances ordered that such agreements should be upheld.

A pre-nup is not very romantic is it?

Whilst the notion of a prenuptial agreement may be viewed as unromantic and perhaps untrusting, in some circumstances they are very useful and necessary to protect the assets in the event that a relationship breaks down. It can also help to keep matters as amicable as possible on separation which is better for everyone involved, especially any dependent children.

What is a postnuptial agreement?

A postnuptial agreement is the same as a prenuptial agreement but it is entered into after the marriage, perhaps if there has been a change in circumstances.

We can help you

“If you are looking for help creating a prenuptial agreement for you and a partner, we can help you.”

We are specialist Family Law solicitors who can help you by drafting a prenuptial agreement which adheres to guidelines to enhance the enforceability of the agreement reached. To meet safeguards and to help ensure any prenuptial agreement is legally binding both parties need to have had independent legal advice.

Alternatively, if you are seeking help with ending a relationship and need advice relating to an existing prenuptial or postnuptial agreement, our expert family lawyers are on hand to help you.

Contact us and speak to an experienced member of our Family Law team on 033 33 582 588.

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