Pre-Nuptial & Post-Nuptial Agreements2018-08-29T08:35:14+00:00

Expert Help with Pre-Nuptial & Post-Nuptial Agreements

When you are planning your wedding or civil partnership, you expect your marriage to last forever. However, this is the ideal time to consider entering into a written agreement to govern what will happen should you decide to separate in the future.

These agreements should be treated like insurance policies, created to deal with the consequences of a separation.  By considering how such matters will be dealt with at the outset, considerable expense and stress can be avoided. The cost of preparing a Pre-nuptial Agreement is almost always a fraction of the cost of a contested divorce. It is also much easier to decide together what will happen in the event that you separate at a time when you love each other rather than at a time when emotions and feelings may be running high. You can enter into a Pre-nuptial Agreement before you get married or a Post-nuptial Agreement during the course of your marriage. Second marriages and civil partnerships are very much more common now and parties involved will often have assets that they need to protect, perhaps for children of a previous relationship.

How much will it cost?

We offer bespoke Agreements which are drafted to reflect your personal circumstances. It is our experience that fixed price packages for Agreements rarely result in good value for money for our clients. Instead, we offer a one hour fixed-fee meeting for £250 (including VAT) where one of our experienced family law solicitors will meet with you to offer personalised advice. We will then provide you with a quote for further advice or legal work that is required after the initial meeting, which is specific to your requirements.

We offer a free 10 minute telephone call with one of our solicitors to discuss how we can help.

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Frequently asked questions to consider…

Yes they are. The Family Law (Scotland) Act 1985 directs the court to take into account any agreements between the parties when parties do not agree the financial  division of their assets.

Contact one of our Family Law Team who will dicuss your circumstances and give you a fee quote for the work in advance.

This is always recommended. Such Agreements will specify each party has either had the benefit or opportunity of obtaining separate legal advice. It is far better that both parties have legal advice when making such important decisions, but if one party chooses not to do so, his or her choice will simply be reflected in the Agreement.

We are never shocked at the proximity to a couple’s “Big day” of a request for an Agreement! Yes we can work at short notice if required.

We do not routinely offer Legal Aid (other than in Guardianships) but if you are eligible for Legal Aid you can find details of firms offering legal aid at www.slab.org.uk

Wise words from Beverley…

“If you wish to protect your assets, there is no reason why in today’s society such an Agreement should be considered as anything other than future proofing your financial fallout in the event you separate. You may consider putting a clause in such an Agreement requiring you to review the clauses in the Agreement for example on the birth of a child or every three years!”

Beverley Johnson

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We advise arranging a short free phone call with a member of our Family Law team before a £250 fixed fee one hour initial meeting. By doing so, we can ensure that we can assist you, prioritise your needs and that you are confident and reassured that going forward you have chosen the best solicitor to work with you.

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Why use Johnson Family Law?

We are a family focussed team of specialist lawyers who consistently achieve good results for our clients. We offer sensitivity and understanding with specialised technical skills. We are solution-driven but every step along the way you are informed and given a range of options suitable for you. You will feel confident, supported and very importantly… get a response from us when you contact us.

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