Deciding on a form of separation agreement is akin to an insurance policy. We hope you never have to use it but it provides peace of mind in the event you do.
Making provision for what happens in the event things go wrong between you is hardly romantic and planning to separate is not high on the agenda. That said, making those decisions when you are still together is easier than making them when the relationship has soured.
Celtic Law Limited can provide advice on Pre and Post Nuptial Agreements for those couples wishing to set out their arrangements formally concerning the division of assets on separation.
Such agreements need to be sensible and reviewed regularly as your circumstances change in order for those agreements to remain current and to mitigate the risk of a family court deviating from that agreement.
A properly considered post-nuptial agreement can help mitigate the uncertainty and anxiety met with a divorce which inevitably has a positive bearing on costs.
Please contact us to discuss if a post-nuptial agreement is right for you. We can guide you about what to include in addition to when you need to be signing it.
Cohabitation Agreements and Trusts
Not all couples decide to get married. Divorce can be very stressful and expensive, but there is a legal framework for deciding how settlements are reached. Currently, unmarried couples do not have the security of that framework which result in uncertainty and legal battles. Recording arrangements and contributions to the household is a positive step.
It is essential for couples to consider how their assets may be divided in the event of a separation, particularly where you are embarking on buying a home together.
Please get in touch to learn more about the types of agreement and trusts available to you and what they can cover.
Making a Will is important to any couple, married or unmarried. Celtic Law can help to ensuring that your spouse or partner is well catered whilst considering protecting your children’s inheritance.
If you are not married and don’t make Wills to provide for one another, did you know that the law will not automatically recognise you as a potential beneficiary?
Unmarried couples who die intestate leave their partners facing the possibility of making a dependency claim against your estate. This causes acrimony for those left behind, cost and uncertainty.
Please visit our WILLS AND TRUSTS page to find out more about our Will making services.