Prenuptial & Postnuptial
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Pre & post nuptial agreements
Why they should be considered
For many people, planning for divorce before getting married is unthinkable. For others, especially those who have been married before, are bringing assets to a marriage, are likely to inherit or receive wealth in the future, or wish to recognise the position of children from previous relationships, a ‘prenup’, or a ‘postnup’ can be a valuable way to formally record how they want finances to be dealt with if things don’t work out as they hope.
In recent years the law has developed to make prenups very powerful documents, provided all the necessary safeguards have been met.
As such, at Goughs we have become experts in advising sensitively and constructively on this developing area of law to ensure that your interests are fully protected.
Although the future is unknown, your experienced prenuptial lawyer will help you prepare for every eventuality. Plan for the best, but prepare for the unforeseen.
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As the name suggests, ‘prenups’ are carried out prior to the marriage or civil partnership, whereas ‘postnups’ are formalised during the course of the marriage or civil partnership.
With this in mind, it is perfectly possible to implement changes following your marriage. Circumstances do change over time, for example where one party inherits money or property, and we understand that and are sympathetic to all situations. For advice, please call a specialist prenup and postnup lawyer today.
Such agreements ensure you and your partner consider financial issues at the outset and promote greater certainty for the future.
Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements also minimise issues arising during divorce proceedings because the division of assets has already been agreed.
Prenups give you and your partner greater clarity for the future and a foundation of trust and honesty to build upon.
You have control over your assets and where they will go, rather than allowing the law to dictate this on divorce.
In many cases a prenup simply isn’t necessary, however if there are significant assets being brought to the marriage by one spouse, you may wish to consider one. This should be done as soon as possible and not left until shortly before the wedding.
A prenup doesn’t mean you are considering getting divorced in the future, it simply lays out the wishes of both parties so everyone is clear on where they stand.
For example, one party may have children from an earlier marriage or relationship and wish to provide for them, rather than half of their assets going to their new partner, should they get divorced.
All circumstances are unique and we therefore recommend booking your free and confidential consultation with one of our experts.
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What is a prenuptial agreement?
Read this article for more details on exactly what a prenuptial agreement is and how it could benefit you.
What is a postnuptial agreement?
To debunk a lot the myths surrounding postnuptial agreements, read our detailed article.