No one goes into a relationship expecting it to fail, but lots of people are now realistic about the pressures placed on relationships in the modern age and want to insure themselves against the marriage breaking down by asking us to assist with wealth protection.
Pre-nuptial agreements are increasingly popular with the following groups of people:
If a pre-nup has been well prepared by a solicitor who frequently drafts and advises in this area, then the courts are now more likely to uphold it. However, the court can ignore a pre-nup if it does not meet certain safeguards.
In addition, we advise on and prepare post-nuptial agreements, which can be entered into after a marriage has taken place.
We also provide legal advice on and prepare cohabitation contracts, which are the equivalent of the pre-nup for unmarried couples. This contract deals with what the financial arrangements will be if your relationship breaks down.
All of these products, if properly prepared by a solicitor practised in this field, can provide some certainty and peace of mind.
We can help you prepare wealth protection documents or advise you on the contents of one.
There are a number of steps business owners can take to minimise the impact of a divorce on their business. Seek advice Divorce settlements – including those involving business assets – come under the jurisdiction of family lawyers rather than commercial solicitors. The complex issues involved in business interests, particularly those involving multiple owners, partnerships […]Read more
Inheritances can cause problems on divorce because they carry sentimental attachment to one party and the law can approach the issue in various different ways. Money inherited before or during your marriage If you have inherited money in your own name either before or during a marriage, details have to be provided to your spouse’ […]Read more
The law in England and Wales does not give unmarried couples who live together any automatic legal rights when their relationship breaks down. Instead, they can be left to make a claim for an interest in property using property and trust law – this can be complicated and expensive. As a result, many couples now […]Read more
Pre-nuptial agreements may not be one of the most romantic topics of conversation for couples planning a wedding but their increasing popularity, along with moves to strengthen their legal standing, are helping to shift public opinion about them. Pre- and post-nuptial agreements are being used far more frequently by couples who want to avoid stressful […]Read more
Ideally, a pre-nuptial agreement should be discussed and agreed well before your marriage takes place. You and your future spouse should each have the benefit of legal advice and disclose details of your respective financial positions to each other. The pre-nup should also be signed well before your wedding day – we recommend that it […]Read more
A post-nuptial agreement (also called a post-nup) is designed to decide what should happen to each spouse’s assets on divorce, just like a pre-nup. However, a post-nup is entered into by you when you are already married, whereas a pre-nup is done before the wedding. A post-nup can be a good thing to consider if […]Read more
It may be important to keep your pre-nup under review. It may well specify in it that the agreement needs to be looked at every few years or if there any changes in circumstances – for example, if you have a child or if one of you falls ill. Reviewing the pre-nup is likely to […]Read more
The cost of a pre-nup will depends on various factors, such as: How complex the pre-nup is likely to be in terms of what types of asset you are trying to protect; The complexity of your asset base – if there are trusts or business assets then expert help may be needed in the form of trust […]Read more
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