Pre & Post Nuptial Agreements
When we marry we envisage we will live together happily forever. Unfortunately this is not always the case and nowadays many couples consider entering into an agreement to record what should happen if they divorce.
What is a Pre-Nuptial Agreement?
A Pre-Nuptial agreement is an agreement made by two parties before they marry which sets out what will happen to their assets upon permanent separation.
What is a Post-Nuptial Agreement?
A Post-Nuptial agreement is made by two parties after they have married.
What do Pre-Nuptial and Post-Nuptial Agreements cover?
Pre and Post-Nuptial agreements can cover provision for maintenance, arrangements for children and the way in which property and finances will be divided.
The agreements can also cover matters such as inheritance, business assets and interests as well as the retention of property owned by the parties before they met.
Are Pre and Post-Nuptial Agreements legally binding?
The Court will take a Pre-Nuptial or Post-Nuptial agreement into consideration when reaching a decision.
To ensure the Court gives the maximum consideration to the agreement, the Court must be satisfied that:
- The agreement is in writing and signed by both parties
- Neither party was placed under undue pressure to sign and enter into the agreement
- Both parties received legal advice as to the terms of the agreement before it was signed.
- There was full and frank financial disclosure by both parties of their financial circumstances.
By using this service you will have satisfied the Court’s requirements.
Will my information be kept confidential?
All of your information will be kept confidentially, in our highly secure files. Only your appointed divorce solicitor and his/her immediate support colleagues will have access to your files. We are bound by the codes of the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority, which ensures that we up hold the highest standards of client confidentiality and client care.
Do I need to complete the form in one go?
Should you wish to complete the form in stages, over a period of time, all the information that you complete will be saved for you, so that you can return to the form at any point.
What do I need to do when you return my legal forms to me?
We will provide you with a step by step guide for what you need to do next.
Is there anything else I need to know before I purchase the form?
No, you are now ready to go, but don’t forget, if at any point whilst you are completing the form you need to ask a question, our friendly, experienced and qualified solicitors will be on hand at the end of the telephone to advise.