Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreement Solicitors
If you’re preparing to marry, enter into a civil partnership or move in with your partner, the need to sign a prenuptial agreement beforehand may be far from your mind.
It might sound unromantic, but doesn’t it make sense to think about how you can protect yourself before committing to marriage or a partnership? Documenting how your assets will be split in the event of a separation is a smart, practical step that could save you significant time, money and stress.
What is a prenuptial agreement?
A prenuptial agreement, or ‘prenup’, is a legal agreement that you sign before you get married or enter a civil partnership. It outlines how property and assets are to be divided should your marriage end in a divorce.
Prenuptial agreements are currently unenforceable under English law. However, they’re increasingly being presented in court and could influence divorce settlements, providing they are fair and drawn up following legal advice.
Within prenuptial agreements, you set out your individual assets at the time of your marriage. It details precisely how your assets will be divided in the event of separation or divorce. These assets may include money, investments and property.
A postnuptial agreement is a legal contract which both parties sign after marriage or entering into a civil partnership. Like a prenup, it sets out what should happen in the event that the marriage or partnership does not work.
Our expertise in prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
Our family law solicitors in Bristol and South Gloucestershire have a wealth of experience in advising on prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, as well as other premarital matters such as cohabitation agreements and Declaration of Trusts.