Although nobody expects divorce or a stressful breakup when planning their future together, we can help protect your best interests in the event that it does happen. Whether you’re moving in with your partner or tying the knot, we can help you to safeguard your wealth through pre- or post-nuptial agreements, or living together agreements.
Our team of family lawyers, have significant experience when it comes to these kinds of agreements, whether they’re fairly straightforward or involve complex arrangements. We often deal with high net worth individuals who require pre-nuptial agreements to ring-fence any personal wealth acquired before they get married, and can also advise on property ownership issues.
As long as they are fair and correctly drawn, pre- or post-nuptial agreements and living together agreements are consistently upheld if divorce or a breakup occurs, and can provide peace of mind if your circumstances later change.
As well as assisting with numerous agreements, we also work closely with our Wills, Trusts and Probate team to ensure that your estate is passed on correctly and strengthen any existing agreements. In the case of one client, we protected their personal wealth of around £20 million via a pre-nuptial agreement, and then by setting up trusts to safeguard against any additional claims.
We can also help in instances where parents might want to make lifetime gifts as part of their inheritance tax planning, drafting post-nuptial agreements that ensure the money remains in the family and passed through the correct hands if divorce should happen.