Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreement

With around half of all marriages in the UK currently ending in divorce, and given the powers of the family courts to re-distribute family property, “prenups” and “postnups” are becoming increasingly popular.

When two people marry, all of the couple’s assets fall into what’s called the ‘matrimonial pot’. Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements are designed to try and limit any claims on those assets by the other party if the marriage ends.

What is a Prenuptial Agreement?

A Prenuptial Agreement is a contract entered into prior to marriage, civil union or any other agreement prior to the main agreement by the people intending to marry or contract with each other.

The content of a prenuptial agreement can vary widely, but commonly includes provisions for division of property and spousal support in the event of divorce or breakup of marriage.

And what is a Postnuptial Agreement?

A Postnuptial Agreement is a written contract executed after a couple gets married, or have entered a civil union, to settle the couple’s affairs and assets in the event of a separation or divorce. It is normally “notarised” or acknowledged.

Like the contents of a prenuptial agreement, it can vary widely, but commonly includes provisions for division of property and spousal support in the event of divorce, death of one of the spouses, or breakup of marriage.

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Contact our family lawyers today to get the legal aid that you need. We can draw up Postnuptial and Prenuptial Agreements or check over any pre-prepared agreements. At BLS Law we handle all our cases with care, passion and exemplary service.

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