Pre And Post-nuptial Agreement Solicitors
If you are entering into marriage with assets you would like to protect, or you simply wish for the terms of your relationship to be as clearcut as possible, entering into a pre-nuptial agreement (pre-nup) or post-nuptial agreement (post-nup) is a sensible step to make. At Tindills Solicitors, our expert team can advise you in relation to these agreements, providing you with assurance for the future.
We appreciate that for many couples, the prospect of adding specific terms and conditions to a marriage may not seem the most romantic gesture. That is why our expert solicitors take the time to understand your situation, providing practical advice that allows you and your partner to create a document that is tailored to your relationship.
Our specialist family law solicitors are experts in using various methods of alternative dispute resolution, such as Collaborative Law, meaning we will be able to help you resolve any disputes with minimal conflict, should they arise. All of our team are members of Resolution, a network of family law professionals who are committed to promoting constructive approaches to family issues. We also have a specialist accredited member of Resolution as a part of our team.
If a situation arises where an agreement is open to challenge and court proceedings are required, our team can provide representation and carefully tailored support.
In addition to advising on pre-nups and post-nups we also have a range of related expertise, which can be viewed from our main Family Law page.
Please note, we do not deal with Legal Aid enquiries for any Family Law work.
To arrange an initial appointment with one of our pre-nup solicitors in Hanley, Leek, Newcastle-Under-Lyme, or Sandbach please call 01782 652300 or use the enquiry form on the right hand side of the page.
Our Pre-nup and Post-nup Expertise
It should go without saying that signing a pre-nup or post-nup is a very important decision and is not one that can be taken without first receiving independent legal advice. Our solicitors can sit down with you to discuss whether making an agreement would be appropriate for your circumstances, ensuring you are able to make a fully informed decision about whether to move forward.
Pre-nups and post-nups are often used where:
- You have a high income
- You are a business owner, or own significant shares in a business
- You have children from another relationship
- You have high value assets
- You are due to receive a significant inheritance
- You or your spouse have debts
If, following a meeting with a member of our team, you wish to proceed with drafting an agreement, we can guide you through the entire process from start to finish. We can advise you on your rights and those of your partner, helping you to create an agreement that is tailored to your situation.
If there are any disagreements over the precise terms of the agreement, we can support you during any negotiations, with the final goal being to put a fair agreement in place that is in everyone’s best interests.
If you have been offered an agreement to sign from your partner, you must receive legal advice before you make the decision to sign. This will help you to understand the implications of the agreement and means the document will carry legal weight if it is ever brought before a judge.
Our pre-nup solicitors can work alongside you, reviewing the terms of the agreement. From here, we can advise you on whether the agreement is fair to you and whether there are any points that need to be amended.
It is important to remember that the terms of a pre-nup can always be changed by creating a post-nup. Existing agreements should be reviewed and updated every 3 to 5 years or following a significant life event. They will never be stagnant and should be kept consistently up to date.
If you need to make adjustments to your agreement, our team can step in to lend their support and expertise.
Having a pre-nup or post-nup in place during a divorce can help to streamline the process, but it is still important to seek legal advice from our team to make sure that the terms of the agreement can be applied.
Should the agreement be open to challenge for any reason, we can represent your interests and help you work towards agreeing a fair settlement.
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Get in Touch With our Pre-nup and Post-nup Solicitors Today
If you wish to discuss a pre-nup or post-nup further, please get in touch with a member of our expert team today.
With a dedicated team on hand to take you through every step of the process, you can rest assured that we will provide you with all the support you need to make an agreement that is right for your circumstances.
Please note we do not deal with Legal Aid enquiries for any Family Law work.
Pre-nup and post-nup FAQs
A pre-nup (formally known as a prenuptial agreement) is a legal document that is made before marriage. It details what should happen to the assets of both parties if they were to divorce. Pre-nups are usually made to help provide clarity to a relationship and for both parties to have protections in place for their financial security.
Yes, this is known as a post-nup (postnuptial agreement). There are no differences to the way post-nups are structured, only that they are signed after the marriage is official.
It should be noted that pre-nups and post-nups are not strictly legally binding in England and Wales. The courts can technically override the terms of an agreement if it is not considered to be fair, or does not consider the needs of either spouse or their children.
Each person must have received independent legal advice before signing an agreement.
In addition, a prenuptial agreement must fulfil certain conditions, including:
- The agreement should be in writing
- The agreement should be considered fair
- The agreement must make provisions for any children
- Both parties must sign the agreement willingly
- The implications of the agreement must be clearly understood
- Both parties must provide a full disclosure of their finances
Agreements should also be consistently updated (every 3-5 years or after a significant life event) for them to be upheld by the courts.
The precise cost of making an agreement will ultimately depend on your circumstances and the level of work that needs to be completed by your legal team.
You will be able to get a better understanding of the potential legal fees for your case during an initial meeting with a member of our team. Initial meetings are priced at £75.
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