Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements
There can be a lot to organise when it comes to getting married. The last thing you will want is to be tied up with paperwork with your big day on the horizon. However, more and more couples, especially those with significant assets or earnings, are considering prenuptial agreements to be a vital part of marriage preparation and are finding that, with the right help, the process of drawing up these documents can be painless.
In our ever changing society, more and more people are getting married or remarried in their 40s and 50s. By that time, they have acquired assets (and liabilities) and may have children from their first marriage. By making a pre-nuptial agreement, they are protecting their existing family as well as thinking about their future family.
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What is a Pre-nup?
A pre-nuptial agreement, or ‘prenup’ as they are often called, is a contract a couple enters into before marriage or a civil union. It sets out both partners’ rights with regard to jointly held assets, such as property, income and debts, in the event of a marriage breakdown. It also covers assets owned by one person in their sole name as well as anticipates other changes that may occur, such as inheritance.
While some people may view these agreements as unromantic, for many they are considered good planning and a vital part of honest, upfront communication between loving couples. After all, it’s an unfortunate fact that marriages can and often do end, and these documents can protect partners from serious financial and emotional strain if the worst were to happen.
At Vyman Solicitors, we take the stress out of creating pre-nuptial agreements. Our solicitors guide you through every step of the way and are on hand to give you the advice you need to ensure your agreement is fair and safeguards your interests in the case of divorce or separation.
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Post Marriage Agreements
If you’re already married, it’s good to know that it’s never too late to protect what’s yours. We also draft post-nuptial agreements, which are contracts executed after a couple marries or enters into a civil partnership. Like pre-nuptial agreements, these documents outline how a couple’s assets would be divided if the marriage were to fail.
So whether you are planning to tie the knot or you have walked up the aisle already, we can help you to avoid a costly, acrimonious dispute if your relationship does not stand the test of time.