The aim of a pre and postnuptial agreement is to create a contract that protects the personal and financial assets of both parties in the event that a marriage or civil partnership breaks down. Though it may be uncomfortable to talk about separating, it is a reality for many couples. A pre or postnuptial agreement can ensure that an agreement is formed at a time when the couple is still able to cooperate, rather than attempting to divide assets once the relationship has turned sour.
Such agreements can ensure the protection of your assets, peace of mind and the prospect of a more amicable split, rather than a drawn-out legal dispute. At Kee Solicitors, we are experienced in negotiating and drafting pre-nuptial and post nuptial agreements. With our many years’ experience we can provide you with the advice necessary as we guide you through the process. Contact us today on 0141 478 9090.
What is a Pre/Postnuptial Agreement?
A prenuptial agreement is one that is formed before the date of marriage or civil partnership. A postnuptial agreement is formed after the date of marriage or civil partnership. The creation of this contract allows for the resolution of a wide range of issues that may incur when a relationship breaks down.
Such agreements are legally binding under Scots Law. The agreement will only be tampered with by the courts if it is established that the agreement was not made in circumstances that are considered reasonable or that the agreement was made under unfair conditions.
Do I Really Need One?
Both prenuptial and postnuptial agreements can prove hugely important in the event of separation. This will make sure certain assets are protected from your partner should you separate. You may wish to consider undertaking such an agreement, reasons for doing so are not limited to but include the following:
- A large difference in income between you and your partner.
- If you bring more assets to the relationship before the date of union, whether that be from a previous relationship or from separate means.
- You invested more into the purchase of the property you live or are set to live in.
- The agreement will establish how assets are to be divided upon separation, potential saving you considerable legal fees in the event you separate without one.
Prenuptial and Post Nuptial Agreement Lawyers
It is highly recommended that you seek legal advice before entering into any kind of agreement. At Kee Solicitors, we tailor our services to your individual needs as we provide the assistance necessary. For more information on our prenuptial and postnuptial services contact us today on: 0141 478 9090