Prenuptial and Pre Civil Partnership Agreements2020-07-03T17:50:22+00:00

Expert legal help with prenuptial and pre civil partnership agreements

When you are planning your wedding or civil partnership, you expect your marriage or civil partnership 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.

A Prenuptial or Pre Civil Partnership Agreement should be treated like an insurance policy, created to deal with the consequences of a separation. The cost of preparing a Prenuptial or Pre Civil Partnership Agreement is 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 that you love and trust each other rather than when emotions and feelings may be running high. Couples considering a second marriage or civil partnership may wish to ensure that the assets that they need to protect perhaps for children of a previous relationship are dealt with by Agreement. This will put beyond doubt how those assets should be dealt with at the point of separation and therefore cut down enormous costs of a dispute.

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 your first meeting with one of our experienced family law solicitors at a fixed-fee which then allows us to provide you with an accurate idea of costs for further advice or legal work as required.

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.

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 you can find details of firms who can help 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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