Post nuptial 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.
Post nuptial agreements can also be used by couples to set out what happens to their property if one partner dies.
Post nuptial 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.
Post nuptial 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:
A couple will decide for themselves what is included in a post nuptial 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 post nuptial agreement to vary what is agreed, however.
A post nuptial 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 post nuptial agreement – and has considerable expertise in international marriage and marriage and divorce under Islamic law.
Duncan Lewis also has successful departments specialising in family and children law, property law and litigation, able to advise on the various issues in post nuptial agreements – as well as how to ensure a post nuptial agreement best suits your future needs and those of any children.
Duncan Lewis divorce solicitors offer an initial client meeting with a fixed fee for cases involving post nuptial agreements.
Once the details of a case have been assessed it is usually possible to offer a further fixed fee scale, which clients will be advised of in advance.
Duncan Lewis advises clients considering signing a post nuptial 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.