Pre-nuptial and Post-nuptial Agreements
Protection of wealth
Whatever stage you are at in your relationship, it is possible to protect what each of you owns and detail how assets will be divided should you part ways. A pre-nuptial agreement is a term for the document drawn up if you are about to get married and a post-nuptial agreement is used after you are married or enter into a civil partnership.
On top of protecting wealth, these agreements can also detail other vital issues, such as arrangements for where any children will live and financial support for them should a split in the family unit occur.
There has been a rise in the number of these agreements since a Supreme Court ruling which recommended that, although not currently legally binding in England and Wales, courts should give significant consideration to upholding carefully considered agreements providing a number of criteria have been followed.