With our professional family law solicitors, you can navigate marital finances with clarity using a pre or postnuptial agreement.
East Anglia’s expert solicitors for prenups & postnups.
Pre and postnuptial agreements are becoming more and more popular. Offering an essential means of protecting certain assets and setting out what will happen in the event of a divorce, they provide couples with total peace of mind. Whether you want to draw up an agreement ahead of your wedding day, or are considering a postnup with an existing partner, we can guide you through the process. Not only do these agreements protect each partner’s assets, they also prevent either one of you from being liable for the debts of the other.
Professional pre & postnuptial agreement solicitors in Norwich & Norfolk.
Hansells is a team of family lawyers with years of experience helping families in all circumstances navigate this area of the law. Our specialist solicitors have drawn up agreements in a variety of shapes and sizes. Whether you have complex assets, children from a previous marriage you want to ensure you can provide for, or significant inherited wealth, we can help you create an agreement that suits you both. We’ve been trusted by clients all over East Anglia to execute their prenup or postnup and navigate their marriage with open eyes.
Prenuptial agreements, commonly referred to as prenups, clarify what a couple want to happen to their assets and income in the event of the marriage breaking down. They’re drafted before the marriage, with the terms agreed 28 degrees before the wedding takes place.
A postnuptial agreement or postnup is essentially very similar to a prenup, only it is created once the couple have already been married. These are often taken out soon into a marriage if the couple ran out of time but did intend to get a prenup, or later on if difficulties arise and the couple wants to have clarity over what might happen if they breakup.
Couples choose to enter into these agreements for a variety of reasons. Some couples like the certainty they provide. They know that, should the marriage break down, they can avoid the bitter and lengthy negotiations involved in sorting out financial arrangements because the decisions will have already been made.
Attitudes towards pre and postnups are changing, and more couples now view them as part of general financial planning, particularly if either party has wealth they wish to protect for older children from a previous marriage. Most commonly, a prenup may be right for you if you come into wealth during the marriage – for example, from an inheritance.
Neither prenuptial agreements or postnuptial agreements are legally binding in the UK. However, the court will attach considerable weight to the agreement if asked to make a financial order. The court is likely to follow the pre or postnup, as long as:
Each person has had independent legal advice.
The agreement is not blatantly unfair to one party, or doesn’t meeting their basic financial needs.
Each party discloses (and attaches to the agreement) a summary of their assets and income.
Each person enters into the agreement freely.
It is entered into 28 days before the marriage (prenups only).
The cost of your prenup or postnup will depend upon the complexity of the agreement, the assets involved, and how much financial disclosure there is to attach in summary form to the agreement. The number of meetings required to finalise the terms of the agreement will also be a factor in the final cost. For a straightforward agreement, fees could be in the region of £1,000.00 to £1,500.00 plus VAT.
Call our Family Line on 0808 156 1196 to discuss your circumstances and we will be pleased to advise if a pre or postnup is suitable for you and the likely costs.
Specialist family lawyers for pre postnuptial agreements.
At Hansells, we’ve helped clients all over Norwich, Norfolk, and East Anglia achieve greater financial clarity through a prenup or postnup. If you’re considering drawing up an agreement for you and your partner, we’re here to guide you through the process. We’ll explain everything clearly and transparently, so you enter into every decision fully informed. To get started drafting your agreement or to find out more information, don’t hesitate to contact a member of our expert team today.
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