Pre and Post nuptial agreements
We often take precautionary measures to protect ourselves, from taking out life insurance to travel insurance. It is therefore not surprising that an increasing number of couples are entering into pre-nuptial or post-nuptial agreements to protect themselves when they marry or enter into a civil partnership. We understand the increasing desire for certainty and peace of mind should your relationship not work out.
Whatever your reasons may be, we can help draft a bespoke agreement to suit your individual needs and circumstances. If a nuptial agreement is drafted properly, it can help protect wealth, avoid protracted and costly divorce proceedings and help avoid conflict in your relationship. Well drafted nuptial agreements are also likely to have a substantial impact on a judge’s decision in many cases. In addition, there is a growing movement that argues that these agreements should become legally binding.
We will advise you on the law and how nuptial agreements are currently treated by the courts, how the court may deal with any financial claims you and your spouse may have if you divorce and the advantages and disadvantages of entering into a nuptial agreement.
Nuptial agreements are not yet automatically binding but they are certainly playing an increasingly important part in wealth protection and in the context of divorces. It is important to get clear expert advice to have the best possible chance of the agreement being upheld as binding by the court.
We would be more than happy to talk through your individual circumstances, please do get in touch using the details below.