Lawrence Stephens

Pre and Post Nuptial Agreements

Pre and post nuptial agreements are increasingly common for couples who want to deal with their assets on an open and honest basis and set out clearly what will happen to their finances in the future, should they separate.

They can also help avoid misunderstandings and reduce conflict if each party knows exactly what their financial situation is from the start.

We draft robust pre and post nuptial agreements for clients from a wide range of backgrounds, including high-net-worth individuals, those with children from a former relationship, couples where one party is in a financially weaker position and clients from overseas.

Our extensive experience in family law means we can work with you to ensure that your pre or post nuptial agreement provides the security you need for the future.  We will take the time to understand your situation and discuss the best options available to you.  Where necessary, we can negotiate on your behalf to ensure your rights and interests are protected.

Key clauses in pre or post nuptial agreements include:
  • How assets will be shared, including savings, investments and valuable items such as cars and furniture
  • How debts will be split, especially if they were incurred by one party
  • How pensions will be dealt with
  • Protection of future earnings
  • Provision for children, over and above basic maintenance
  • What will happen if one party inherits money
  • What will happen to your matrimonial home and any other property you own
  • Who will keep any pets that you have