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Pre-Marital Agreements

When you are planning a wedding, you might not necessarily think about what would happen if you were to split up. While it may seem unromantic, in certain cases it may be sensible to make a prenuptial agreement, particularly if you want to protect your business assets or make sure that assets are kept for your children.

Recent test cases have made pre-marital agreements more robust under UK law.

Our solicitors have extensive experience in pre-marital agreements. Our experts will discuss your situation and the options available to you in order to help you decide whether an agreement is suitable for you.

Is A Prenuptial Agreement For You?

Pre-marital agreements act as a kind of insurance in the event of a break-up. This can protect you, your family and your assets in a number of ways. Prenuptial agreements can be particularly helpful if:

  • You have business or commercial assets that you wish to protect
  • You are marrying for the first time and you want to keep any assets owned prior to the marriage separate
  • You have already been through divorce and understand that an agreement can reduce complications in the event that the relationship fails
  • You want to preserve assets for your children, particularly in cases where your children are from a previous relationship

We have helped couples in all of these situations, so please contact us for advice on what would be most suitable for you.

How We Can Help You Write Your Pre-Marital Agreement

Our family law solicitors will work to understand your circumstances and then recommend an agreement that is tailored to your specific needs. We understand that this is a highly personal legal document and you can rely on us to treat the matter with sensitivity and care.

We can offer you clear, practical advice in plain English, keeping legal jargon to a minimum. We also aim to help you weigh up the pros and cons of different clauses and conditions that need to be laid down in the document. This will mean you can come to the right agreement for you, and feel confident about the protection and allocation of your assets, whatever the future may hold.

Post-Nuptial Agreements

We also advise on post-marital agreements. This is an agreement you can enter into during a marriage, allowing you to protect yourself and your assets.

If you are looking to separate, we can help you to draft a written agreement on issues such as how to manage your finances and who children should live with. This document is known as a ‘separation agreement’.

Expert Hand, Human Touch

At Irwin Mitchell, we take time to get to know our clients. We understand that people come to us at a difficult time in their lives, and we know how important it is that every aspect of your case is taken care of. Whether it’s marital agreements or divorce settlements, wills or property, we’re here to help.

Why Choose Us?

Our family law team is widely regarded as one of the UK leaders. We specialise in providing expert advice in all areas of family law, including divorces and separations that affect children.

  • We have a large team of family law experts based in major cities across England.
  • We will explain the process clearly and keep you informed about what is happening at each stage.
  • We provide cost effective solutions tailored to your situation and will provide clear information about costs, allowing you to manage your outgoings.
  • Our experts achieve high rankings in independent guides to the legal profession.

What The Experts Say About Our Family Law Experts

We’re regularly ranked highly in the leading independent guides to the legal profession, Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500.

Legal 500 Leading Firm 2016A "top-quality team" that is "very knowledgeable and compassionate" and "provides fantastic advice" - Legal 500, 2016

"Very caring and detailed approach - literally 24/7 client care." and "An amazing team - I fear for anyone who goes up against them." - Chambers & Partners, 2015

"Irwin Mitchell’s family law practice is ‘strong, professional and efficient', and acts for many professionals, such as doctors, dentists, accountants and solicitors." - Legal 500, 2014

Contact Us For Expert Help

If you are getting divorced and have concerns about the fair division of money and property, contact us.

Call us now on 0345 604 4911 or contact us online.

Please note that we do not deal with Legal Aid cases.

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