Agreements in relation to financial matters made before a marriage or civil partnership (pre-nuptial agreements) or after a marriage or civil partnership (post-nuptial agreements) are very important documents. The law has developed so that Courts attach more weight than ever to these agreements.
We understand that marriage is a celebration of a couple’s commitment to each other and when advising in relation to pre-nuptial agreements we do not lose sight of that fact.
We will advise you concerning the Law Commissions paper on pre-nuptial agreements (qualifying agreements) and how the pre-nuptial agreement should be drafted to reflect the wishes of both parties.
If you are considering having a pre-nuptial agreement we advise you to take advice at an early stage because there are clear legal reasons as to why you should not sign an agreement shortly before the marriage.
Different considerations apply to post-nuptial agreements and we can advise you as to the best way forward.