Clifton Ingram

Pre-nuptial or Pre-Civil Partnership Agreements

Pre-nuptial or pre-marital, or pre-civil partnership agreements have become increasingly popular in recent years.

The aim of a prenuptial agreement is to try and ensure before the marriage what would happen if the marriage broke down in the future. They can be very detailed or very simple depending on the circumstances of each case.

They are usually used by couples who have been married before or where one or both parties have assets that they wish to retain as their own despite the marriage. Where the couple is younger, parents who may be giving large sums to purchase a property for the family home also often like the idea of a pre-nuptial agreement so as to preserve the gift for their child.

It is important to be aware that pre nuptial agreements are not automatically enforced by the court but since the case of Radmacher it is more likely that they will, particularly if they are completed well in advance of the marriage with the benefit of full financial disclosure, both parties take separate legal advice, and provided neither party is under duress. They can therefore be a useful tool in safeguarding wealth.

Our family team are experienced in drafting and advising on pre-nuptial agreements and will always endeavour to deal with your matter efficiently so as to allow you to enjoy the big day knowing all the legal arrangements are properly in place.


Main Contacts

Anne Deller
Partner, Family Law
anne deller

Partner, Family Law Anne has specialised in divorce and family law for nearly 20 years. She represents clients in complex children cases,... read more »

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Kate Grant
Partner, Family Law
Kate Grant

Partner, Family Law Kate has over 20 years experience in divorce law and specialises in a wide range of family law... read more »

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Rekha Joshi
Senior Associate, Family Law
Rekha Joshi

Senior Associate, Family Law Rekha, or Ray as she normally known, has been qualified for over a decade and deals with... read more »

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