New relationships and engagements are exciting times, and no one wants to think of them going wrong.
However, our experienced family law solicitors are finding that prenuptial and postnuptial agreements are increasingly commonplace, as many couples look to agree how their wealth should be dealt with if they end up divorcing.
While couples can enter a prenuptial agreement before they marry, there is also the option to set up a postnuptial agreement once they are married.
When to set up a postnuptial agreement?
Dealing with the principles of asset division is important for any married couple if they haven’t done so already – and its arguably better to do it when you’re on good terms. This can make for more constructive and transparent dialogue, and can put both parties’ minds at rest.
Also, if the marriage does break down one day, a postnuptial agreement can significantly reduce the stress and expense of separation, as it deals with many of the issues that can arise.
Expertise now that can make life a lot easier at a difficult time
If you’ve not yet discussed what a postnuptial agreement might cover, we can guide you through the specifics of your situation and give you options to consider putting to your fiancé or spouse. Or you might prefer to come to us with some specifics you’d like incorporated into your agreement.
We’ve worked with countless couples on prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, and have decades of experience drafting the related documents, which can include:
a provision that gifts and inheritance should be ring-fenced on divorce
self-adjusting provisions based on the length of the marriage and other variables
provision for the transfer back of company shares on divorce
clauses that ensure pre-marital wealth is preserved for children from previous relationships
bespoke provisions relating to specific assets, pensions or income streams.
We also have experience of dealing with mirror agreements, in cases with overseas elements.
Helping you create the prenuptial or postnuptial agreement that best suits your status and circumstances
Our family law solicitors are able to either prepare the main agreement for consideration or advise and assist you in relation to a draft agreement that may have been prepared by your fiancé or spouse. We will happily assess your situation and offer a ‘sliding scale’ of pricing options for you to choose from.