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Pre & Postnuptial Agreements

Protecting your assets

What is involved?

Marriage is a significant milestone in any person’s life, however many people worry about protecting their assets before they tie the knot. Unfortunately, it is common for many relationships to breakdown over time, so it’s important for a couple to have a plan in place if this does happen.

This is particularly important if one person has significantly more wealth than the other, or if one of you has been married before and has children from a previous marriage.

A pre or post-nuptial agreement is a great option and can help ease any worries you may have about preserving your wealth; especially when marrying or entering a civil partnership. Although it is not automatically binding, the courts will take the documents into account on any future divorce and well drafted documents are being upheld by judges where they feel the outcome is fair in all the circumstances.

It is advisable to enter into an agreement well in advance of the ‘big day’ and usually at least three months beforehand. Bear in mind that before an agreement can be signed, it has to be prepared and considered, and both people must give each other full and frank disclosure of their finances. This will take approximately eight weeks, and both parties to the agreement need their own independent solicitor.

Financial uncertainty is one of the most stressful elements of any divorce. A pre or post-nuptial agreement can be a useful tool for couples wishing to reduce this uncertainty and their legal costs upon any subsequent separation or divorce.

Click here to download our print-out guide to Pre and Post-Nuptial Agreements

Why choose Freeths?

  • We are ranked in the top tier by both the Legal 500 and Chambers for family law advice
  • Our nationally renowned family lawyers can advise on all issues relating to pre and post-nuptial agreements
  • We offer particular expertise in advising clients on how to protect their wealth and valuable assets
  • We will also consider where the creating a trust or a family investment business might be right for your particular circumstances
  • We will discuss the agreement in a non-confrontation way and tailor it to meet your needs and objectives

Call our friendly, nationally renowned family team to find out how we can help you.

Meet the team

Pre & Postnuptial Agreements Lawyers

Tom Burgess, Associate

Tom Burgess

0845 404 1715

Claire Colbert, Partner

Claire Colbert

0845 128 6961

Diana Copestake, Partner

Diana Copestake

0845 272 5674

Gemma Nicholls-Webber, Senior Associate

Gemma Nicholls-Webber
Senior Associate

0845 404 1714

Rachael Oakes, Partner & Head pf Famoly & Platinum Client Services

Rachael Oakes

0845 128 6960

Judith Speed, Partner

Judith Speed

0845 274 6868

Joanne Thomas, Associate

Joanne Thomas

0845 404 4120

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