Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements

The future is unknown, your experienced prenuptial lawyer will help you prepare for every eventuality

The future is unknown, your experienced prenuptial lawyer will help you prepare for every eventuality

Pre & post nuptial agreements - Why they should be considered

It is important to keep your Will updated to ensure it continues to reflect your circumstances. Any changes in your personal circumstances should trigger the review of your Will.

At Goughs Solicitors, we’re happy to look at your personal circumstances and assist you with amending your Will to ensure it’s still reflecting your wishes.

to formally record how they want finances to be dealt with if things don’t work out as they hope.

Specialist prenuptial agreement solicitors

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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Your prenuptial and postnuptial team

Juliet Gordon

Solicitor

Juliet qualified in 2018, and joined Goughs in April 2022. She always strives to provide calm, empathetic advice, and prioritises ensuring that her clients are updated throughout the process, aiming to exceed their expectations.

Eleanor Wood

Senior Associate

Eleanor has invaluable experience in a wide range of children's matters, matrimonial matters (including divorce & separation), cohabitation agreements, pre & post nuptial agreements, and the division of matrimonial finances.

Natalie Kemp

Senior Associate Chartered Legal Executive

Natalie joined Goughs in 2019 and progressed to an Associate in 2020. She is experienced in dealing with all areas of family law, including children, divorce, separation, finances, cohabitation, and separation agreements together with pre and post nuptial agreements.

Thomas Boyce

Partner
Head of Family
Head of Farming & Rural Land

Thomas joined Goughs in April 2015, was made a Partner in 2016, and is Head of the Family department. He is an experienced family law specialist and advises a wide range of clients, both married and unmarried, on the implications of relationship breakdown.

Ross Phillips

Partner

Ross thrives on obtaining favourable financial settlements for his clients and achieving a fair outcome for parents who may be having difficulties managing childrens’ arrangements with their ex-partners.

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