Post Nuptial Agreements
In our experience, post nuptial agreements are not as commonly known as prenuptial agreements. On the occasions they are used it is normally when a married couple or couple in a civil partnership decide to make specific financial arrangements that will apply if they decide to separate. As an experienced family law firm we can give full advice in this field.
Post nuptial agreements who is it for?
You might be a couple who are married or in a civil partnership and are looking at a way to protect or decide where your assets will end up if you ever were to decide to separate or divorce. Alternatively, parents who are unsure how to pass assets to an adult child who is already married who may wish to ensure that such assets are protected in the event of the separation or divorce.
Sometimes they are used if one partner inherits or receives a gift and this is going to be used to buy a house or spent in some other way.
In such situations, a post nuptial agreement can be entered, as a highly experienced family law firm we can help all parties involved and we can give full advice in this field along with any advice on things such as cohabitation agreements because cohabitants now have rights in Scotland under the Family Law (Scotland) Act 2006. It is sometimes important for people to enter into cohabitation agreements if they decide to live together, this type of agreement will regulate what is to happen in the event that you decide to live apart and certain assets can be ringfenced.
Post nuptial agreements – what next?
If you find yourself in a situation where you need advice on prenuptial agreements and post-nuptial agreements, as well as cohabitation agreements, we can also advise on how to protect your assets. It may be that you should put assets into a trust, or you might need to simply prepare or change a will. If you would like to make contact with us, type your town / city into the search bar and the nearest legal office to you will be displayed, along with their contact details. Please make contact and arrange a suitable date and time to meet with us.
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