Solicitors in Essex & London
Each party to a marriage or civil partnership has the right to make claims in the event of a divorce or dissolution for financial relief. Some couples want to try to avoid the need for potentially costly and lengthy court proceedings in the event of a relationship breakdown by entering into a pre-nuptial or pre-civil partnership agreement.
Many couples' financial situations are complex, whether because they have been married before, have children from a previous relationship or have inherited wealth or wealth built up prior to the marriage.
Our expert team of family lawyers have significant experience in drafting pre-nuptial and pre-civil partnership agreements to set out what the parties agree should happen to their finances in the event of a relationship breakdown. That may include division of property and maintenance provision.
Pre-nuptial or pre-civil partnership agreements cannot, as the law currently stands, prevent either party making an application to the court in future proceedings. However, they are a factor the court can consider and are increasingly being upheld by the courts, provided they are fair.
The pre-nuptial or pre-civil partnership agreements act as an insurance policy to provide peace of mind and security.
Here at Pinney Talfourd, our family solicitors recommend that the following factors should be present in a pre-nuptial or pre-civil partnership agreement in order to have the best chance of it being upheld in any future proceedings:
Pre-Nuptial and Pre-Civil Partnership Agreements may protect your finances and assets and our specialist Tier 1 Legal 500 family solicitors offer a free 30-minute initial consultation* to discuss the options available to you.
*Free consultations with our family solicitors are only available at our main Essex offices in Brentwood, Hornchurch and Upminster and are not available in cases where proceedings have been issued. Fixed fee appointments are available at Canary Wharf (London) and Leigh-on-Sea (Essex).