It is important at the start of any relationship that you have the best advice on how to arrange your affairs in case of problems later on.
Whether you are getting married, entering into a civil partnership or are cohabiting with your partner, it is important to make sure that assets are preserved or distributed appropriately, particularly in the event that a relationship or marriage breaks down.
Pre-nuptial agreements are a way of recording a financial outcome in the event that your marriage is unsuccessful. They can be particularly important where there is an imbalance of wealth or where one party is looking to safeguard inherited or other family wealth.
Post-nuptial agreements are entered into after a marriage and typically contain similar information to a pre-nuptial agreement. The purpose of both types of document is to try and achieve some certainty in the event the marriage fails.
The law is quickly changing in this niche area and specific advice is imperative.
For more information and to book an appointment in our Southampton office please contact Debra Emery.
For Richmond and City appointments please contact Jan Galloway.
If you are living with a partner but are not married or in a civil partnership, a cohabitation agreement is a document that outlines what is to happen if the relationship does break down. More information about cohabitation is available here.