Prenuptial Agreements in Brighton

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Prenuptial Agreements in Brighton

If you are getting married, a prenuptial agreement can give you financial certainty for the future and set out how financial matters will be dealt with during your marriage and in the event that you divorce or separate.

Our expert solicitors for prenuptial agreements in Brighton can work with you to put a fair agreement in place, so that you and your future spouse have a clear understanding of how your assets and liabilities will be dealt with, both during your marriage and if it were to end.

A prenuptial agreement, sometimes referred to as a prenup agreement or pre marital agreement, can be particularly beneficial for those who have already have property, business interests or other wealth, who want to protect assets for children from a former relationship or who may receive an inheritance in the future.

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  • Prenuptial agreements
  • Pre-registration agreements
  • Postnuptial agreements
  • Enforcing a prenuptial agreement, pre-registration agreement of postnuptial agreement

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Our prenuptial agreement solicitors in Brighton have extensive experience of drafting robust agreements for clients in a range of circumstances, including those with high net worth or complex family situations.

As family law specialists, we have an in-depth understanding of issues relating to marriage and finances. We can provide the advice and guidance you need to protect your interests and ensure that you and your family have the support you need for the future.

 

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Prenuptial agreements

Entering into a prenuptial agreement before marriage is a good way of starting this new phase of your life on an open and transparent basis. Before the document is drafted, you will both need to make full financial disclosure to each other and discuss how you want your assets and liabilities to be handled.

It can give reassurance, for example, if one of you may be giving up their career to raise children, and give you the opportunity to discuss potentially difficult issues at an early stage. Having everything clarified from the start can reduce the risk of misunderstandings or resentment in the future.

We draft prenuptial agreements tailored to your needs and designed to protect you as far as possible. We also provide advice if you have been given a prenup agreement to sign by your spouse’s solicitor. Where necessary, we can negotiate the terms on your behalf.

Postnuptial agreements

If you are already married, you can put a postnuptial agreement or postnup agreement in place. This is similar in effect to a prenup agreement but can be dealt with during your marriage. It can be particularly useful if your circumstances change, for example, if you were to inherit a substantial sum of money.

Pre-registration agreements

If you are entering into a civil partnership, you have the option of putting a pre-registration agreement in place. This is the same type of contract as a prenup agreement. If you are already in a civil partnership, you can enter into a post-registration agreement.

Enforcing a prenuptial agreement, postnuptial agreement or pre-registration agreement

If you are separating and you have a prenup, postnup or pre-registration or post-registration agreement in place, we can represent you in dealing with the separation of your assets and liabilities in accordance with the agreement.

We will make sure that your rights are enforced and that you receive everything to which you are entitled. We can also deal with legal issues such as transferring a property to your sole name or applying to the court for a financial order.

We always aim to deal with separation and divorce or dissolution with a minimum of conflict. Our team includes trained mediators and collaborative lawyers with extensive experience in alternative dispute resolution.

Prenuptial agreement FAQs

What are the benefits of a prenuptial agreement?

The benefits of a prenuptial agreement include:

  • Having conversations about money early on and reducing the risk of disagreements in the future
  • Ensuring that children from another relationship will be provided for
  • Protecting assets, particularly if one party has more wealth than the other or is a business owner
  • Protecting the position of someone who may give up their career to raise children
  • Protecting an inheritance
  • If you should end up divorcing, the divorce process is often faster and less acrimonious if a prenup agreement has been made

What goes in a prenuptial agreement?

A prenuptial agreement will be drafted to suit your circumstances and what you and your future spouse would like to happen. Common prenuptial clauses include:

  • How financial matters will be dealt with during your marriage
  • What will happen to any property you own if you separate, including property owned by one party before the marriage and property you own jointly or acquire during the marriage
  • How other assets will be dealt with on separation
  • How debts and other liabilities will be dealt with on separation, to include debts that existed before the marriage and debts incurred by one party during the marriage
  • What will happen to any inheritance received by either party
  • What financial arrangements will be made for children in the event of a divorce

Is a prenuptial agreement legally binding?

Provided that certain steps are followed when a prenuptial agreement is made, the court will usually follow its terms if it is asked to make a financial order on divorce.

The requirements include:

  • The agreement is a deed and each party signs confirming that they understand that it is legally enforceable
  • Both parties made full financial disclosure to the other before signing the prenup
  • Neither of the parties were pressured to sign
  • Each party received independent legal advice before signing the agreement and understands the implications of signing
  • The agreement is fair
  • The agreement does not prejudice the interests of any children
  • The agreement was entered into at least 28 days before the marriage

Contact our prenuptial agreement solicitors in Brighton.

If you need advice from prenuptial agreements solicitors in Brighton, we will be happy to hear from you. We provide preliminary advice, draft agreements and advice on terms and whether it is in your best interests to sign.

For prenuptial agreements in Brighton and the surrounding area, contact our local prenuptial lawyers today by ringing us on 01273 646 900, emailing us at [email protected] or fill in our contact form.

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