Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements

Whether you are looking for prenup or a postnuptial agreement the family law solicitors at Forbes can help.

What is a Prenuptial Agreement?

A prenuptial agreement is a legal agreement made between two people prior to their marriage. This agreement outlines how assets and property will be divided in the event of a divorce. Prenuptial agreements can provide important protection for both partners, and can help to prevent disagreements and legal battles in the event of a separation.

With Family Courts starting to acknowledge in some circumstances prenuptial and postnuptial agreements in the event of divorce, these agreements are becoming far more common in the UK with couples looking to secure their assets and finances in the event of a marriage or civil partnership breakdown.

The specialist team of solicitors at Forbes understands that couples with greater assets or substantial financial income are entering into prenuptial (or even postnuptial agreements) to safeguard both parties and prevent costly legal battles and unnecessary emotional or financial stress.

Prenuptial Agreements

Prenuptial Agreements

Sympathetic to the fact that prenuptial agreements (or 'prenups') can seem unromantic and far too businesslike for couples, Forbes can help to guide you through the legal elements and help outline exactly what assets belong to who before a marriage or civil partnership, as well as taking the stigma out by always providing friendly service.

The Forbes Solicitors team can also help you change the ownership of a property, so that it is legally owned by both parties together on an equal basis, or on the foundation that one party owns more of the property than the other.

This complex area of law is something Forbes Solicitors are experts in.

We tailor all our services to each client and give straightforward, no-nonsense advice to couples looking to enter into a prenuptial agreement before marriage. This saves you time and money, leaving you to concentrate on your all-important wedding day preparations.

The experts at Forbes Solicitors can also advise on prenuptial agreements in the event of a marriage breakdown, helping you to understand exactly what you are owed and offer you legal representation should there be a dispute about the agreement.

Postnuptial Agreements

Postnuptial Agreements

A postnuptial agreement is very similar to a prenuptial agreement except for the fact that it is made after the marriage or civil partnership has taken place. As with a prenuptial agreement, we will be able to help the couple to divide their assets appropriately and even change ownership of property so that everything is agreed to in the event of a break up.

Our postnuptial agreement service is tailored to you and your circumstances and we will offer you straightforward advice designed to save you time, money and stress.

Our compassionate team can help you whether you are looking to create a new prenuptial or postnuptial agreement or need help with an existing one, ensuring you get the best service and advice at all times.

We strongly suggest that both parties seek independent legal advice and that a full and frank disclosure of financial assets takes place to ensure the prenuptial or postnuptial agreement is fair.

A prenuptial or postnuptial agreement doesn't have to be a daunting or depressing task, and can often help couples better understand exactly where they stand at the start of or during a marriage and in the event of divorce.

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