Pre-nuptial and Post-nuptial Agreements

Although not considered particularly romantic, Nuptial agreements aim to provide parties to a marriage with clarity, certainty, and protection of assets.

They can be especially beneficial where there is a disparity in the assets being brought to the marriage by each party, for example where one party has a significantly higher income or capital assets or has inherited a significant amount of money.

Whilst marital agreement are not legally binding in England and Wales, providing they are drafted correctly and the agreement is entered into voluntarily and within a specific time frame, they often provide clarification of the intention of the parties and will hold significant weight when determining how the assets should be divided upon separation. 

Pre-nuptial Agreements:

These agreements allow parties to draw up a document before getting married which states how they would wish their assets to be divided upon separation or divorce. 

Post-nuptial Agreements:

These agreements allow parties to draw up a document after getting married stating how they would wish their assets to be divided upon separation or divorce.

Nuptial agreements have pros and cons and are not appropriate in all circumstances, but our solicitors are able to explore your personal situation and consider whether a pre or post nuptial agreement would be of benefit in your specific circumstances. We are also able to advise on the enforceability of nuptial agreements where circumstances change from those at the time the agreement was drawn up.

If you think that a nuptial agreement may be of benefit to you, a member of the family team would be more than happy to discuss your options in a fixed fee appoitment