Prior to getting married, couples who have their own assets may want to consider whether they would like to try and protect those assets should the worst happen. While most people enter into marriage hoping it will last forever, it is important to know what can happen to assets if the relationship breaks down.
Prior to getting married it is sensible to make yourself aware of the rights that arise through marriage regarding claims for capital, income and pensions. You may then want to discuss matters with your partner and agree to record what your intentions regarding those assets are in a pre-nuptial agreement. If you are already married and decide that you wish to record your intentions afterwards, this can be done in a postnuptial agreement.
As a family law specialist, we can assist you with pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements and can provide you with specialist advice throughout.