Pre-nuptial agreements (entered into before marriage) and post-nuptial agreements (entered into after marriage) are becoming increasingly popular in the UK. Although not currently legally binding, recent case law demonstrates the court’s growing acceptance to honor nuptial agreements that are entered into properly.
Our family lawyers have a wealth of experience drafting such agreements and will work together with you to create an agreement that clearly sets out how assets should be divided in the event of a marital breakdown. This will help you in trying to avoid costly and emotional litigation in the event you and your partner divorce.
Nuptial agreements will be particularly important where there is an imbalance in the respective wealth of the couple or where a party wants to safeguard particular inherited or family assets. They will be of particular benefit for couples who are marrying or have married for the second time, who may have acquired assets independently from each other and want to protect these assets before re-marriage.
Our family team have a wealth of experience in drafting nuptial agreements for high-net worth individuals, many of whom have international assets and elaborate financial arrangements, including complex trust vehicles. We appreciate the sensitivity such agreements require and give each case the individual attention it requires.