No one wants to believe that their marriage or civil partnership will end in divorce. Even thinking about the possibility can be seen as a lack of faith in the union of somehow 'tempting fate' that it will fail.
The fact is however that marriages and civil partnerships do breakdown and life doesn't always go to plan. Having a pre-nuptial or post-nuptial agreement or pre or post-partnership agreement in place can avoid the time, expense and animosity experienced in many divorce cases. It won't of course make the chances of things not working out any less likely, but it will give you the valuable peace of mind to know where you'll stand if they don't.
A pre-nuptial agreement (‘pre-nup’) is a document that is drawn up before marriage and allows a couple to plan financially should their marriage breakdown. Pre-civil partnership agreements are similar and are available to couples about to enter into a civil partnership.
A post-nuptial agreement (‘post-nup’) is entered into after marriage, while a couple are very much together but it allows them to plan financially should their marriage break down. Civil partners can enter into a post-partnership agreement.
Our specialist family law solicitors are on hand to advise and assist you with the documentary protection that's right for you. As with all personal documents, the content of your agreement will be based entirely upon your individual circumstances but the areas looked at usually include the division of property and the level of financial support you’d receive in the event of divorce or separation.
For a preliminary call to discuss how we might be able to help you do call our family law team on 01865 594265 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.