Looking to create a prenuptial agreement but are already married? A postnuptial agreement could be the solution for you.
Here at K J Smith we have a team of fully qualified and highly skilled solicitors who can help you through the process of drafting a postnuptial agreement. Unfortunately, more marriages come to an end than those that last and having an agreement in place that protects you and your personal assets can save you a lot of money and stress in the event of divorce or separation.
A postnuptial agreement is a written agreement, similar to a prenuptial agreement, that is executed after a couple has been married. The purpose of a postnup is to protect and outline how assets will be divided when a couple gets divorced.
Similarly to a prenup, a post nuptial agreement is usually put in place when an individual has more, or will likely obtain more assets than their partner.
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Postnuptial agreements can be effective tools in protecting your assets in the event of a divorce. If you are recently married and wish to protect yourself of liability of debt or any assets such as land or businesses then a postnuptial agreement could be for you.
Postnuptial agreements can also be used to secure provisions for your children through the reservation of assets.
Currently, pre- and postnuptial agreements are not strictly legally binding. However, if they are properly drafted and executed, they can be very persuasive in the event of a dispute later on.
In order to maximise the protective effect they can offer, parties need to ensure that their agreement meets very specific criteria. The law surrounding these documents can be complicated.
This is where we are able to help, offering clear and pragmatic advice at the outset, which can be more cost effective and less stressful than dealing with it later, at the time of a separation or divorce.
If you wish to draw up a postnuptial agreement, we highly recommend speaking with a solicitor. The law surrounding marital agreements can be complicated and tricky to navigate.
Our team are experts in family law including pre and postnuptial agreements, so get in touch with our team today for a free 45 minute consultation.
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