Pre-Nuptial Agreements (entered into before marriage) and Post-Nuptial Agreements (entered into after marriage) are becoming increasingly popular in the UK. Whilst not currently legally binding, recent case law demonstrates the court’s growing willingness to honour nuptial agreements that are entered into properly.
Our family lawyers have a wealth of experience drafting such agreements and will work with you to create an agreement that clearly sets out how assets should be divided in the event of marital breakdown. This will help in avoiding costly and emotional litigation in the event that 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 one of them wants to safeguard particular inherited or family assets. They will also be of particular benefit for couples who are marrying or have married for a second time, who may have acquired assets independently of each other and want to protect those assets before remarriage.
Our family team has extensive 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 needs.