Pre and Post Nuptial Agreements

For couples who have recently married or who are preparing for their upcoming wedding, planning for a possible future breakdown of the marriage may not seem like a very romantic idea. However pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements may be a sensible and appropriate option for you.

These agreements are often technically complex and they can address thorny issues relating to personal or business property and assets owned by the individuals before their marriage.

Such formal agreements can be carefully drafted by our team of expert family lawyers to accurately reflect who owned what at the time of the marriage and also how those assets should be divided in the event of a divorce or judicial separation.

A pre- or post-nuptial agreement may be approriate for you if:

  • you have children from a previous relationship
  • you have been divorced before
  • you have significant personal assets compared to your future spouse

Whilst it is important to remember that neither type of agreement is currently legally binding in England and Wales, recent cases law has resulted in the court attaching considerable weight to such agreements in certain circumstances.

Why go to Birchall Blackburn Law?

Our specialist team of family lawyers can guide you through the process of ensuring that both parties are fully advised on the nature and effect of the agreement and can draft an agreement that is realistic and fair and where both parties have been transparent in providing information on their finances, income and assets.

How much does it cost?

The cost varies depending on what is involved and the work required. We offer a one hour fixed fee initial appointment during which we will assess your circumstances. We will then explain the costs involved and give you information about the funding options available to you.

If you choose to fund the work privately, we may be able to offer a fixed fee service for relatively straightforward matters. In more complicated cases, we offer flexible payment arrangements and will always provide a detailed cost estimate in writing at the outset. We will update you regularly and help you to budget.

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