Family Law Pre-Nuptial and Post-Nuptial Agreements

Pre-Nuptial and Post-Nuptial Agreement

It is essential that you have legal advice before signing either of these types of agreement, even if you have agreed the contents.

Whilst it may not be nice to think about your marriage failing before its even begun, its important to ensure you protect your assets, particularly if you have significant assets prior to getting married.

A prenuptial agreement allows couples who are planning to get married to set out what would happen to their assets in the event they were to separate in the future. A postnuptial agreement is the same except it is entered into after you are married. Whilst neither agreement is currently legally binding under current law, there have been recent cases which show the court can take a pre or post nuptial agreement into account when deciding how assets should be divided. It is essential that you have legal advice before signing either of these types of agreement, even if you have agreed the contents.

If you have already agreed with your future spouse what the agreement will include, we can offer a fixed fee service which includes an initial appointment to take detailed instructions and provide legal advice and drafting the agreement for £750 plus VAT.

You may feel that you need legal advice on the terms of the agreement or help in negotiating what will be included. We can assist with this as well and costs will be charged at our hourly rate of £190 plus VAT.

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