Pre-nuptial agreements are becoming a common way to add a degree of certainty and clarity for a couple entering marriage so that they each know where they stand should the marriage sadly end in divorce. They are often used to protect assets what have been acquired before the marriage, such as inheritance, property or a family business from being treated as a “marital asset” in any future divorce.
Even when a couple are already married, a Marital agreement can be very effective in setting out financial expectations should the marriage break down. They are commonly used to protect family businesses when a younger generation is joining a business and the family wants to set out what would happen to the business if the marriage came to an end.
Our specialist team of family solicitors are experienced in preparing both pre-nuptial and marital agreement and can guide you through the process giving you as much support as you need. Often, the discussions leading up to the preparing of an agreement are ideally suited to the non-confrontational Collaborative approach to family law.