Prenuptial (and pre-civil partnership) agreements are increasingly common, with more couples wanting to establish some rules for their marriage/partnership from the outset, including what would happen to assets if they split, and arrangements to protect children from a previous relationship.
A postnuptial / post-civil partnership agreement is essentially the same, but is entered into after the marriage or civil partnership has taken place.
While such agreements are increasingly common, they can be overturned in the divorce court if the agreement is seen to be unfair to either party, or if there was undue pressure for one person to sign. We can advise you on a postnuptial / post-civil partnership agreement that protects your interests, while not being unfair to your partner, and risking its overturn should you separate.
A well-worded postnuptial / post-civil partnership agreement can be an opportunity for both parties to clarify such things as the ownership of assets; the sort of arrangements you make if you decide to have children; and if one or both of you already have children from a previous relationship, what safeguards you want to put in place to protect their interests.
Our Family law team are experienced in handling sensitive and potentially difficult matters and are happy to work with you to ensure that you set up an agreement that can add certainty and security to your relationship and protect your interests should your marriage or partnership end.
Please contact us for more information on postnuptial / post-civil partnership agreements on 020 3012 1482.