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Postnuptial Agreements

Duncan Lewis Family Law Solicitors - Postnuptial Agreements


Postnuptial agreements can be made between couples after marriage or a Civil Partnership has been entered and can set out how their joint assets are to be distributed in the event of separation, Divorce or dissolution of a Civil Partnership.


Postnuptial agreements can also be used by couples to set out what happens to their property if one partner dies.


Postnuptial agreements were introduced in 2008, when they became legal agreements and there are many ways in which post-nuptial agreements can be used to make sure property is distributed in the way each party wishes it to be.


Postnuptial agreements can also ensure that any children from a marriage or previous relationship have their inheritance protected.


The sort of issues a post-nuptial agreement might cover include:

  • Business assets
  • Division of home and other property
  • Financial assets (including future assets and/or debts)
  • Future inheritances and/or income
  • Investments, insurances and pensions
  • Maintenance agreement
  • Personal and joint property
  • Wills and trusts (including specific bequests).


A couple will decide for themselves what is included in a postnuptial agreement but it is important to take expert legal advice in case your needs change in the future or the law changes.


Couples have flexibility within a postnuptial agreement to vary what is agreed, however.


A postnuptial agreement is also enforceable in the courts if one of the parties breaches the agreement.


Duncan Lewis Divorce solicitors offer expert and detailed legal advice to individuals and couples wishing to draw up a postnuptial agreement and has considerable expertise in international marriage and marriage and Divorce law.


Duncan Lewis also has successful departments specialising in family and children law and litigation, are able to advise on the various issues in postnuptial agreements as well as how to ensure a post nuptial agreement best suits your future needs and those of any children.


Fixed Fee Postnuptial Agreements


Duncan Lewis Solicitors offer an initial fixed fee for cases involving postnuptial agreements to discuss your case. All other and further work would be carried out by way of competitive hourly rates.


Duncan Lewis advises clients considering signing a postnuptial agreement to get in touch as soon as possible for an assessment of their case so that matters can be worked through thoroughly before any agreement is drawn up and signed.

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