Relationship agreements provide clarification and legal protection

Pre- and Post-Nuptial Agreements

Whatever the future holds Pre-nuptial, pre-civil partnership or cohabitation agreements can give you peace of mind


Relationship agreements such as pre-marriage, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, pre-civil partnership agreements and cohabitation contracts can offer you security and protection. When properly prepared these agreements will shape what happens if, at a later stage, you and your partner separate and divorce. In the meantime, they can bring clarity and support to your relationship and can provide the added benefit of peace of mind should either of you, at a later date, need legal protection.

Care needs to be taken to ensure that any relationship agreement which you enter into is legally binding. This is particularly the case with pre nuptial agreements where there are challenging hurdles to creating a binding agreement. For example, you need to give yourself enough time before the wedding to finalise the agreement. Take a look at our blog which outlines some of the issues that you might want to consider and our prenup checklist.

It is essential that you fully understand the implications of any relationship agreement that you enter into including how the courts might interpret the agreement if it is ever relied on. Our team of experienced family lawyers will provide expert advice and assistance, from answering your questions to drafting your agreement.

Feedback from clients for whom we have prepared relationship agreements includes:

Thanks again for all of your help and advice on this matter and for working quickly the whole time. Working with you made the whole thing as pleasant as it could be

The collaborative approach, where appropriate, is likely to be particularly cost effective when negotiating relationship agreements. We also offer a mediation-based service to couples who are thinking about marrying or living together. This provides a forum to consider the issues they may face during the relationship and if it comes to an end through death or separation. Our counsellors can also help to identify compatibility and difference and build up opportunities for enhancing relationships as well as providing support if the relationship ends.

For further information, please take a look at our recent blogs:

Prenuptial agreements: What do I need to think about?

Foreign pre-up, English divorce? What’s the deal?

Prenups in Italy

How (and why) to bring up a prenup (by Arlene G. Dubin of Moses & Singer, New York)

DB v PB: English divorce of Swedish nationals and the impact of prenuptial agreements

Pre and Post Nuptial Agreements following Brexit

The Rising Power of the Prenup

Prenuptials – Health Insurance or Extended Warranty?

Three Warnings About Pre-Nuptial Agreements

Tips for a Good Prenup