Prenuptial & Separation Agreements

Prenuptial agreements are becoming an increasing presence in the U.K. due to the fact that the Family Courts are placing much greater reliance on them in Divorce cases. They are obviously more appealing to those couples with substantial assets / income and can be drafted to include whatever provision they require to determine the circumstances of breakdown of the marriage and what will happen in those circumstances with regard to division of assets.

Separation agreements are similar and can apply to the breakdown of relationships between married and unmarried couples. In both cases, it is crucial that full disclosure is made by both parties and independent legal advice obtained.