So your planning to get married or enter into a civil partnership, you may consider or want to make certain legal arrangements beforehand. No one wants to get divorced or separated but, a prenuptial agreement that protects your finances and property in case of separation may be an option for some. If the relationship breaks down, the agreement will outline who should get what and how assets should be divided. Our family lawyers can advise on how best to set your wishes down in a prenuptial agreement.
Although not a prenuptial by definition, cohabiting couples who live together but aren’t married, could lay out what should happen to property and assets and even accommodation rights, and even child access if they should split up. This is called a cohabitation agreement, and it is similar to a prenuptial agreement. It protects the rights of unmarried couples, especially those who have been in a relationship for a long time and have many shared assets. The greatest injustice can be on the death of a cohabiting partner where the assets are split. In the absence of a Valid Will the remaining partner can lose rights to the assets and family home.
Our panel of local family lawyers are on hand to discuss all aspects of divorce and separation, child custody, child access, help with restraining orders. Whether there are paternity disputes, prenuptial agreements or adoption issues our family lawyers are here to help and only a few clicks away. It’s free to use and is your first step to clarity and a practical solution to what can be a turbulent and emotionally charged time in your life.
Divorce and separations rarely are straight forward as they tend to involve property and asset splits, child custody, pension rights and a whole load of emotion. No one wants to get divorced or separated but if you find yourself making the decision to do so our family lawyers will make sure you are not alone.