Prenuptial & postnuptial agreement solicitors
Our prenuptial and postnuptial agreement solicitors provide expert legal advice and guidance to clients seeking to protect their assets and finances in the event of a divorce or separation.
Our experienced post and prenuptial agreement solicitors are here to guide you through the process, ensuring that your interests are protected.
Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements can help protect your wealth if your marriage ends in divorce. While not currently legally binding, a properly drafted agreement will have a strong influence on the courts’ decision.
We have extensive experience in protecting wealth and drafting nuptial agreements in anticipation of the marriage, and we’ll use our expertise to produce an agreement that is fair and robustly effective.
It is an important consideration before getting married to seek the best advice on how to arrange your financial affairs in case your relationship unfortunately breaks down. These kinds of nuptial arrangements can provide clarity and reassurance, by defining your financial arrangements if your marriage is unsuccessful.
The equivalent of a pre-nuptial agreement for a civil partnership is known as a pre-registration agreement.
What is a prenuptial agreement?
A prenuptial agreement, also known as a premarital agreement, is a legal contract entered into by two individuals prior to their marriage that sets out their rights and obligations with respect to property, assets, and financial support in the event of a separation or divorce.
What are the benefits of a prenuptial agreement?
If you enter into a prenuptial agreement (sometimes called prenuptial agreements or ‘prenups’), then you get to decide, rather than the courts, what happens to your assets if your marriage ends in divorce. Prenuptial agreements can be particularly important where there is an imbalance of wealth, where one of you wants to safeguard inherited or other family wealth, and if you have assets you want to pass on to children from a previous marriage.
Some of the reasons people choose a prenuptial agreement can include:
- When there are properties or other assets one partner owned prior to the marriage
- To preserve assets for children from a previous relationship
- To protect inherited assets
- Where one partner owns a business
- To protect a partner from becoming liable for the existing debt of the other partner
What is a prenuptial agreement?
Pre- and post-nuptial agreements can help protect your wealth if your marriage ends in divorce. While not currently legally binding, a properly drafted agreement will have a strong influence on the courts’ decision. We have extensive experience in protecting wealth following a relationship breakdown, and we’ll use our expertise to produce an agreement that is fair and robustly effective.
What is a postnuptial agreement?
Postnuptial agreements are entered into after a marriage and typically contain similar information to a pre-nuptial agreement. The purpose of both types of document is to achieve financial certainty for you, and protect your personal wealth, should the marriage fail.
Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements are not currently legally binding, but they can influence the courts’ decision about how your assets should be distributed. The agreement is much more likely to be recognised if it has been drawn up by solicitor and can withstand a legal challenge in a divorce court.
Why choose our post & pre-nuptial agreement solicitors?
Choosing our post and pre-nuptial agreement solicitors ensures that you receive expert legal advice and guidance throughout the process. Our team has extensive experience in drafting and negotiating agreements that protect your assets and interests in the event of a divorce or separation. We understand the sensitive nature of these agreements and strive to provide a compassionate and supportive approach to our clients. Trust us to provide you with the best possible outcome for your unique situation.
How can our post & pre-nuptial agreement solicitors help?
At Moore Barlow, our expert post and pre-nuptial agreement solicitors can provide you with comprehensive legal advice and guidance to help you protect your assets and finances in the event of a divorce. We understand that every situation is unique, and we will work with you to create a tailored agreement that meets your specific needs and goals. Our team is dedicated to ensuring that you have the peace of mind and security you need to move forward with confidence.
Our expert family law team work across our offices in London, Richmond, Southampton, Guildford, Lymington and Woking, and we offer specialist support and advice to clients nationwide. For more information or advice, please contact our family team.
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Frequently asked questions
Are prenups effective?
Yes, prenups can be effective in protecting the individual assets and rights of each spouse in the event of divorce or separation.
Is a pretnuptial agreement legally binding?
Yes, a prenuptial agreement is legally binding, as long as it meets certain requirements. It must be in writing, signed voluntarily by both parties, and include full disclosure of assets and liabilities. Additionally, both parties should have the opportunity to seek independent legal advice before signing the agreement.
What is the difference between a prenuptial and postnuptial agreement?
A prenuptial agreement is a contract that a couple signs before getting married, outlining how assets will be divided in case of divorce. A postnuptial agreement is a similar contract, but it is signed after the couple is already married.
What is the purpose of a postnuptial agreement?
A postnuptial agreement is a legal document that outlines how a couple’s assets and debts will be divided in the event of separation, divorce, or death. It helps both parties establish financial and property rights, as well as protect their individual interests in a marriage.
Is a postnuptial agreement legally binding?
Yes, a postnuptial agreement is legally binding as long as it meets the necessary legal requirements, such as being in writing, signed by both parties voluntarily and with full disclosure of assets and liabilities, and not violating any public policy or laws.
Prenuptial agreements, a client case study
Explore a recent prenuptial agreement case where we assisted a couple with their requirements, ensuring the agreement was produced in a way that protected each of their assets.
We have extensive experience in protecting wealth following a relationship breakdown, and we’ll use our expertise to produce an agreement that is fair and robustly effective.
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