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Pre-nuptial (or pre-marital) agreements are agreements entered into between couples in advance of their marriage. Post-nuptial agreements are entered into once married for the same purpose.
The main purpose of such agreements is to set out in advance how the income and assets of the parties will be dealt with both during the marriage and in the event of separation or divorce.
While pre- and post-nuptial agreements are not strictly binding under English law, recently the courts have been more prepared to place much greater weight on pre- and post-nuptial agreements which have been prepared in line with guidance set out by the Supreme Court.
It is essential that both parties have received independent legal advice prior to entering into the pre-nuptial agreement.
We have experience dealing with the preparation of pre- and post-nuptial agreements in a wide range of cases, including both modest and high asset couples. We can also offer the option of using Collaborative Law for the purpose of negotiating and finalising the terms of the proposed agreement.