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Postnuptial agreements in England and Wales

The run up to any wedding is exceptionally busy, with so many things to think about that you may not have had time to put a prenuptial agreement into place in sufficient time before the wedding or at all.

Alternatively, circumstances after marriage might change new information may come to light or you may make discoveries which could potentially jeopardise the future of your relationship and marriage or perhaps you discover a significant potential inheritance or other windfall..

In these circumstances, a postnuptial agreement will give you piece of mind.

Many couples do not realise that it is possible to enter into an agreement after they have married or entered into a civil partnership. Postnuptial or postmarital agreements are often used when parties wish to confirm and/or amend a premarital agreement to reflect a change in their circumstances and/or after a passage of time.

A postnuptial agreement is also an effective way to document intentions for earnings and assets during the marriage as well as protecting your assets in divorce.

What are the reasons for a postnuptial agreement?

Couples may wish to enter into a postnuptial agreement for a variety of reasons such as:

  • Receiving an inheritance during the marriage
  • The birth of a child
  • The start-up of a new company/business venture
  • To simply record beneficial interests in the assets already owned

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Senior Associate

Rayden Solicitors

We can provide straightforward advice that will help you to identify whether a prenuptial agreement or a postnuptial agreement is appropriate for you and what terms should be included in that agreement.

Rayden Solicitors is committed to equality and diversity and in doing so supports and advises all members of our community.

If you prefer the peace of mind that a prenuptial provides, take a look at our prenuptial page.

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