Nuptial agreements

Nuptial agreements have become increasingly common in recent years. While they may once have been considered the preserve of the rich and famous, there has lately been a shift in attitudes – with more and more couples electing to decide how their finances or assets should be divided up in the event that the relationship ends.

While no-one likes to think about this, unfortunately circumstances and people can change and a couple may feel the best option is to go their separate ways.

Many couples are choosing to enter pre-nuptial agreements or post-nuptial agreements (during a marriage) to agree on the way that property and assets should be divided if the need arises.

These agreements will enable you to protect assets you currently own, as well as making provision if you expect to accrue, generate or inherit significant wealth during your marriage.

Case law has confirmed that the courts will uphold these arrangements if it is deemed reasonable to both parties, there has been full disclosure of finances and provided both parties have consulted a lawyer and understand the implications of the agreement.

At OGR Stock Denton, we can work with you to negotiate and draft an agreement, taking a sensitive approach to any matters that may arise.

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