Pre-nuptial and Post-nuptial Agreements

Pre-nuptial and Post-nuptial Agreement Solicitors in Gloucestershire

A Pre-Nuptial Agreement or Post-Nuptial Agreement, also referred to as a ‘prenup’ or ‘postnup’, are a form of contract that two people can enter before or after getting married that outlines what will happen to their assets should the marriage fail. A prenup or postnup can regulate matters including, but not limited to: income, inheritance, debts, property, and businesses. 

Thinking about your relationship ending may seem implausible. However, over half of UK marriages end in divorce or separation. Therefore, having a conversation about safeguarding assets and deciding how to handle liabilities should the relationship break down could be a worthwhile move.

If you are seeking advice regarding a pre-nuptial or post-nuptial agreement our experienced family law team can help. We have many years of experience in this area of law. Even if you feel you are in a happy and secure relationship, these can be valuable legal documents that can protect you, your children, and your partner in case of a separation.

 

To speak to our family law team today, you can call us on 01452 521286, email us at lawyers@langleywellington.co.uk or make an online enquiry.

Specialist Legal Advice on Making a Pre-Nuptial or Post-Nuptial Agreements 

Langley Wellington is a leading family law firm with a specialist team of family lawyers who are experienced in dealing with pre-marital and post-martial agreements. Due to our combined areas of expertise across our firm, we also specialise in other areas of law such as child law matters, Wills, Property, and Inheritance Tax. Therefore, we will ensure that your agreements are bespoke to your personal needs and those of your family.

 

PROS of a Pre-Marital Agreement or Post-Marital Agreement: 

  • Protect your propertyassets and
  • Avoid future costs
  • Special provisions
  • Debt Liability
  • Ensure Inheritance for your Children

 

How we can help

We understand the sensitivities involved in drafting this type of document and have worked on cases of all sizes. Our expert lawyers in Cheltenham and Gloucester will provide you with sensitive, confidential advice on all matters regarding pre-nups or post-nups regardless on the complexity of your situation.

A court will likely uphold a postnuptial or pre-nuptial agreement as long as they are deemed fair and do not prejudice the reasonable requirements of any children of the marriage. Valid agreements will also be subject to certain conditions being met when drafted, including both parties receiving independent legal advice. Our family law team will guide you through the process, liaise with your partner’s legal team, and make sure you fully understand the agreement being drawn up and that you have entered into, and signed the document freely. 

Seeking expert legal advice from a specialist postnup or prenup lawyer is the best way to ensure that the agreement protects your best interests in the long term and that it is correctly drafted for the agreement to be considered legally binding. 

If you are not married but living with your partner and wish to put in place a similar legally binding document to regulate what should happen if the relationship should end, you will need to put in place a Cohabitation Agreement as unmarried couples living together do not have the same legal rights as a married couple or civil partners. To find out more about Cohabitation Agreements, please click here: Cohabitation Agreement Advice 

We can also help you with declarations of trust in respect of property holdings which can be stand alone or used alongside pre-nuptial, postnuptial, or cohabitation agreements.

 

For Legal Advice on Pre-nuptial or Post-nuptial Agreements you can call us on 01452 521286, email us at lawyers@langleywellington.co.uk or make an online enquiry.

Other Legal Services

We can also provide specialist legal advice on other areas of law that may be relevant when you are dealing with a family law matter, such Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Estate Management, and Conveyancing.

 

Get in Touch

To find out more about our Family Law Services or to speak with our team, call 01452 521286 or make an online enquiry. We have two office locations across Cheltenham and Gloucester. To find out more contact us.

How can we help?

Our Family Law Team

The family law team will be happy to speak with you regarding all areas of family law, cohabitation, and child law legal matters.
You can find out more about our team by clicking on the links below.

Contact our Solicitors

Langley Wellington is a forward-thinking law firm acting for clients nationwide. Whatever your legal requirements, we are here to help.

Get in touch with our Solicitors today. Call one of our offices on the numbers provided below, or fill out our contact form here. 

Gloucester Office: 01452 521 286
Cheltenham Office: 01242 269 998