Your relationship is unique to you. Our lawyers are able to help you manage your assets should your marriage, civil partnership, cohabitation or other relationship break down.
We have an expert team who is able to advise you about pre or post nuptial agreements and how you can protect your assets that are important to you, together with providing provision for children and those that are dearest to you.
We will deal with and provide you with expert advice which your situation may affect to include business property, family homes, inherited wealth and trusts.
We will guide you through the process and advise on how you may be able to preserve your assets and how these issues can be dealt with upon separation or divorce. Our team is able to provide you with expert advice and representation for divorce proceedings. This will be whether your matter reaches Court or not. We have the ability to negotiate to ensure that your best interests are looked after.
People may wish to consider protecting inherited assets, which they have received prior to, during and following relationship breakdown. We can advise you on various options to protect these assets and the ability to potentially “ringfence” them or exclude them from any financial settlement.
Trust and Property
Family assets may comprise of property owned in your sole name or in the joint names of you and your partner. You may have some family trusts which may need to be considered or you may wish to think about setting up a family trust in order to protect specific assets. We can advise as to the division or settlement of any assets upon relationship breakdown and the impact of existing trusts and property ownership upon marriage and divorce.
You or your partner may have business assets, which may need to be considered and or protected upon the commencement or breakdown of any relationship. We can advise you on the best way to achieve this taking into consideration your individual circumstances.
If you have acquired assets prior to getting married you may wish to protect these by entering into an agreement with your future spouse. A Prenuptial agreement will set out the future financial arrangements between you should there be a breakdown of the marriage at a later date.
We can advise you upon what needs to be considered and incorporated within such an agreement to ensure that it satisfies your individual needs and expectations moving forwards. Similarly, it is also possible to enter into a Postnuptial agreement following a marriage, which are also designed to set out how you wish your assets to be dealt with upon divorce.
You may be concerned about what on going financial support you would be entitled to following the breakdown of a relationship. You may also need to consider how to ensure that any financial support which is due to be received is protected from external factors. We can advise on various options available in order to meet your individual needs going forward and how to ensure these are protected.
The legal position surrounding unmarried couples is very different from those who choose to get married. If you are thinking of cohabiting or acquiring assets with your partner then you should obtain advice as to how those assets would be dealt with and how you can protect them upon relationship breakdown. You and your partner are able to decide how you would like your assets to be dealt with if this were to happen and this can be incorporated into a Cohabitation agreement, which can be tailored to meet your needs and circumstances.