Pre-nuptial and post nuptial agreements

In today’s current economic climate and with more people remarrying, pre-nuptial agreements make good financial sense. Although it may be unromantic to think about it, a pre-nuptial agreement will act like an insurance policy if you are ever faced with a relationship break down in the future.

The Furley Page Family Law team offer advice on why and how to make pre-nuptial and post nuptial agreements and agreements between non-married couples.

Pre-nuptial and post nuptial agreements and agreements between non-married couples

Pre-nuptial agreements for marrying couples can cover:

  • Money.
  • Where you live.
  • How soon you are going to have a family.
  • Whether you are both going to work full-time and
  • How much you are going to spend on your wedding.

Pre-nuptial agreements can be useful if:

  • You are remarrying you will understand an agreement might help reduce costs if your relationship breaks down.
  • You want to protect assets for your children from other relationships.
  • You are a business owner and want to protect your assets.

Unmarried couples often enter into an agreement before buying a property together to set out what will happen if they split up. They can agree:

  • What their contributions towards the mortgage and other outgoings will be and
  • How they will divide their property and other assets if their relationship breaks down.

Pre-nuptial agreements are not legally binding but the House of Lords has said that they will be treated in the same way as separation agreements and post-nuptial agreements, the burden of proof will now be on to the party who says that the agreement should be set aside.

If you are married or in a civil partnership, you may wish to enter into a post-nuptial agreement to set out what will happen to your assets and property if your relationship breaks down.

Why choose Furley Page for advice on agreements

Furley Page has expertise in advising on pre-nuptial and post nuptial agreements and agreements for unmarried couples.

We are the only family lawyers in East Kent acknowledged by the independent legal guide, The Legal 500, as being among the leaders in the South East of England for advising on divorce and related family matters.

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Key Contacts

Pre-nuptial and post nuptial agreements Rayma Collins

Partner & Head of Family Law

Naomi Hayward

Senior Associate & Collaborative Lawyer