Pre- and post-nuptial agreements legal advice

If you’re considering a pre- or post-nuptial agreement, you don’t have to deal with the legal complexities and negotiations on your own. We’ll support you through the entire process, and make it easy to understand your responsibilities.


    Protect your relationship and your interests

    It may feel rather bizarre and unromantic to be thinking about the end of a marriage – especially before your wedding day. Yet it’s increasingly common to put in place a pre- or post-nuptial agreement. Not only can couples protect their assets if the marriage does break down, but it also prevents stress and potential disagreements throughout the relationship.

    Our experienced team will guide you through the process, easing you into the serious discussions you’ll need to have with your fiancé. We’ll support you in negotiating the terms of the agreement and put together all the necessary documentation on your behalf.

    While it might not be pleasant to think of the worst-case scenario, it will give you peace of mind when moving forward with your marriage. We’ll protect your long-term interests and provide you with complete clarity.

    Start the conversation

    If you’re considering a post- or pre-nuptial agreement, then it’s better to do it sooner rather than later. With our support, you’ll get the best outcome in any eventuality, so you can put any concerns to rest.

    The solicitors of choice for pre- and post-nuptial agreements

    There are numerous reasons why you may want to put terms in place. To make sure you’ve considered the agreement from all angles, it pays to seek out legal advice. You might also want to revisit it later down the line when either your needs or the law changes.

    We recommend you take the following steps, and that you finalise terms at least four weeks before the marriage for pre-nuptial agreements:

    • Full financial disclosure between you and your partner.
    • Independent legal advice for both parties.
    • A provision for review at specific points in the future, for instance after a set period of time or the birth or adoption of a child.
    • To provide clarity around financial rearrangements and the division of assets following either a separation or the end of a marriage or civil partnership.
    • To set out what happens to property if one partner dies.
    • To protect the inheritance of children from a previous relationship.
    • To financially safeguard yourself if you suspect that your spouse wouldn’t react well to a prospective divorce.

    We’ve helped thousands, like you, get the best outcome

    Why Optimal Solicitors?

    We know that dealing with both the logical and emotional side of pre- and post-nuptial agreements is difficult. You want to get through the process as quickly as possible – and that’s why we work with speed.

    Plus, you can be assured that your specific needs are being looked after. We have a fully tailored approach, offering various language capabilities and a network of specialists if you require them.

    We'll save you money

    Pre- and post-nuptial agreements are a sensitive subject, and we believe that you shouldn’t need to pay expensive legal fees in order to feel assured in your marriage.

    We specialise in nuptial agreements

    Our years of experience mean that we know exactly what we’re talking about when it comes to nuptial agreements. If you need help with any other aspects of family law, we can support you here too – from child arrangements to financial settlements.

    We make legal advice convenient

    We offer a fully personalised service. The process really is made to suit you – we can travel to your home or preferred place of meeting, or discuss your needs over the phone, video call, or email. And, if you need an interpreter, we can provide one.

    Should I get a solicitor for pre- or post-nuptial agreements?

    While it’s not a necessity, independent legal advice for pre- or post-nuptial agreements is advisable. Otherwise, you may end up signing something that you don’t know the full implications of. A solicitor will assess the situation, provide clarity, and make sure that the agreement is favourable for you too. They can also provide support if you require a divorce lawyer for existing pre- or post-nuptial agreements.

    Do I need a post-nup if we’ve already signed a pre-nup?

    A post-nuptial agreement gives you extra protection. In some instances, like if the pre-nup was only signed the day before your wedding, it reaffirms the terms. Post-nups can also be beneficial if there’s been a change since entering the pre-nup, like an unexpected inheritance.

    Are pre-nuptial agreements legally binding?

    Technically, pre-nup agreements are not legally binding, though they are often watertight. They can be challenged in some situations, such as if there was undue pressure to sign, a breach of contract, or unreasonable restrictions.

    Are post-nuptial agreements legally binding?

    No, but this doesn’t mean that they’re not worth having. If a couple gets divorced, the court will generally take the agreement into consideration, even though it’s not compulsory to.

    What can be included in a pre- and post-nuptial agreement?

    These types of agreement typically cover:

    • Assets and belongings
    • Debts (this includes settling outstanding debts)
    • Any expected inheritances
    • Any future income, including property
    • Property
    • Wills
    • Maintenance to be paid
    • Insurance coverage

    Safeguard your future with Optimal Solicitors

    We’ll make sure that your needs are put first in your pre- or post-nuptial agreement. Get in touch today for a consultation, and find out how we can support you.

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