Pre & Post Nuptial Agreements Lawyers
Helping you protect your future
Pre & Post Nuptial Agreements Lawyers
When you are excitedly about to tie the knot – or living happily with your spouse – it can feel like tempting fate to think about what would happen if you split up. But making sure financial assets are protected for your future is wise. That’s where prenuptial (prenup) and postnuptial (postnup) agreements come in.
You need a robust agreement – not just one that says what you expect to happen, but one that will stand the test of time. Let us step in to protect your wealth in a way that suits 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.
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, we 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.
We 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 post nuptial 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.
Your journey through the legal process
Not everyone is aware of how the process of engaging lawyers for a pre- or post-nuptial agreement works, so we’ve provided an overview below to give you some peace of mind:
- Once you’ve submitted a contact form via the enquire now panel to the right of this page or by using the button below, you’ll be assigned to a member of our team.
- You’ll then receive a free 20-minute consultation within 24 hours via Zoom 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.
Sonia Bachu is approachable and sensible but tough enough to fight the most difficult of casesClient, East Midlands
Shakespeare Martineau LLP’s ‘heavy-hitting’ practice is reputed for its preparation of nuptial agreements and its knowledge of financial disputes stemming from relationship breakdowns
Legal 500, 2020
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 calmSarah C, West Midlands
Caroline Elliott adopts a pragmatic approach and is keen to avoid costly litigation where possibleClient, East Midlands
The lawyers are experts in complex financial remedy claims and well used to dealing with high net worth casesLegal 500, 2020
Shakespeare Martineau LLP has a well-established presence in the family law arena. It demonstrates strong capabilities in complex financial disputes arising from divorces, and also advises on nuptial agreements and cohabitation agreementsLegal 500, 2021
Engaging the services of Nikki Aston and her team to help guide me through my divorce is one of the best decisions I have ever made. The service Nikki provided was always very professional. Nikki always had a smile, at a time when I didn't, and she provided me with a personal service throughout the process. Somehow Nikki made a stressful time far better than I could have imagined. Nikki helped me achieve the outcome I was hoping for!Client, East Midlands
Frequently asked questions
We've put together a short list of commonly asked questions to help you understand more about how pre & post nuptial agreements work and the importance of them.
If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to get in contact with us. or call us on 0800 689 0746
If a couple decides to enter into a marriage or civil partnership they may decide to enter into an agreement that demonstrates what they intend to happen to their property and money in the unfortunate event their marriage or civil partnership were to come to an end.
A pre-nuptial agreement is entered into prior to marriage and a post-nuptial agreement is entered into after marriage.
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