Pre-Nuptial & Post Nuptial Agreements
Nobody likes to plan for a separation when they are about to enter into a marriage/civil partnership but sometimes it is wise to enter into agreements regarding property and assets beforehand.
These seek to set out how assets should be divided if separation occurs in the future.
This means that in the sad event of the relationship breaking down there is an agreement which can be used to help resolve issues between you. Agreements can also be drawn up during the marriage/civil partnership to assist in resolving disputes over property/assets should you separate in the future.
It is important to allow plenty of time before the wedding for you both to take legal advice, agree the content of the Pre-nuptial agreement and sign it as it needs to be signed ideally not less than 28 days before the wedding. It is essential that you both take independent legal advice on the agreement and that you have both entered into it freely without any undue pressure. You must both provide each other with full information on your finances which should be attached to the agreement itself.