When looking forward to getting married, or happily living with your spouse or partner, wondering what will happen if you were to break up may not be front of mind. As unromantic as it is, it is a wise consideration to protect your finances should this happen.
Prenuptial (prenup) and postnuptial (postnup) agreements will help you to do this, but for these agreements to be robust and legally binding it is vital you are advised by an experienced legal team.
We can guide you through the process of drawing up an agreement for your particular circumstances, ensuring the outcome is right for you, your family and your future. Call our specialist prenup and postnup solicitors now on 0330 024 033 or contact us online and we can call you.
Peace of mind wealth protection
We help you gain assurance from having a prenuptial agreement drawn up before your marriage or a postnuptial agreement can be reached after you have already got married. Civil partnership couples also benefit from making a pre- or postnuptial agreement. Our expertise lies in helping you secure your future by avoiding uncertainty and argument over finances if your relationship ends.
"Helen Bowns acted for me throughout my recent separation and divorce and I could not recommend her more highly. Helen listened carefully to my priorities and was able to help me navigate a difficult and stressful process with enduring calmness and a reassuringly sharp legal mind.
I felt safe and supported throughout and confident that even though in our case the sequence of events was not necessarily typical, the process was smooth and calm"
Sarah C, West Midlands
Pre and postnuptial agreements: when they are needed
Often our clients are getting married for the second or third time and want to preserve assets for children they already have. Or perhaps you might have business interests or inherited wealth that is not for sharing if the relationship broke down. Whatever the reason, our pre- and postnuptial agreement solicitors can help with agreements that can cover all of your assets or just key elements you want to protect.
Working to protect your financial future
Pre- and postnuptial agreements are not legally binding, that’s true. However, they are increasingly viewed as practical tools which carry considerable weight, as long as they are done correctly.
Our pre- and postnup lawyers work with you to prepare a clear, properly drafted document that will either influence the outcome of a court decision or be followed exactly on separation. Failure to have a pre- or postnuptial agreement in place can leave you open to an unpredictable courtroom deciding your financial fate if things go wrong.
Why choose Shakespeare Martineau?
Our pre- and postnuptial agreement lawyers have extensive experience in handling the intricacies of family law, particularly in relation to securing your financial future.
We bring a personal approach to all of our work, providing sensitive and compassionate advice.
Having helped many aspiring parents with prenuptial and postnuptial agreements in the past, we are confident that our team will achieve the right results for you and your family.
Frequently asked questions
We've put together a short list of commonly asked questions to help you understand more about how pre- and postnuptial agreements work and the importance of them. If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to get in contact with us online or call on 0330 024 0333.
A prenup agreement is a legal agreement made between two individuals before their marriage, setting how any assets are to be divided should they later on divorce or separate. It can detail how the couple currently arrange their finances and how this will work during their marriage. This is particularly relevant to couples who may be marrying for the second time and want to protect assets for children from a previous relationship, for example.
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Your journey through the legal process
Not everyone is aware of how the process of engaging pre- or postnuptial lawyers works, so we’ve provided an overview below to give you some peace of mind:
Once you’ve submitted a contact form using the button below, you’ll be assigned to a member of our team.
You’ll then receive a free 15-minute consultation within 24 hours via video chat or telephone to discuss the issues you’re facing.
Should you then decide that you wish to use our services, you’ll receive a breakdown of all our costs and a pack of on-boarding documents. We will work closely alongside you to ensure that whichever family issue you are facing we are here to support you and find you the right solution.
After that, a further one-hour meeting at a fixed fee cost to get to know you and your family needs with no additional charges if the call goes over an hour.
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