Whilst some may assume that marital agreements are only for the super-rich, this is far from the case.
Pre and post-nuptial agreements are becoming increasingly common in cases where there is inherited wealth (or a likelihood of this in the future), where there are family business interests, where it is the second marriage of one or both of the parties or where the parties are coming into the marriage with assets already. They are used in a multitude of different cases – every couple is different – and we can help you put in place an agreement that is right for your particular circumstances.
We are recognised as being experts in the field of negotiating and drafting marital agreements. We recognise the often difficult dynamics and highly emotive nature of such agreements and we are well used to dealing with them sensitively and discreetly.
Whilst marital agreements are not “contractually binding”, they are a major factor that will be taken into consideration upon any divorce and could determine the outcome – meaning that taking good advice, and at an early stage, is vital. This need has recently been enforced by high-profile legal action. It is now common-place for the courts, who have made it clear that parties who enter into a marital agreement freely and with full appreciation of its implications, should be held to the terms of the agreement unless it would be unfair to do so.
Our specialists in family law are able to give clear, instructive insight on sensitive issues. It is important to take advice as early as possible, particularly if you are considering a pre-nuptial agreement before your marriage.
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