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As a family law firm in Newcastle we offer is prenuptial agreements which are more commonly known as prenups. Prenuptial agreements can be used by both parties before they get married.

 

PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENTS – WHAT ARE THEY?

 

Prenuptial agreements are agreements which are written up to protect both parties entering into a marriage. They are there to help regulate the division of assets if in the future the marriage does not last and a divorce happens. As an experienced family law firm based here in Newcastle, we appreciate how any prenuptial agreement can feel uncomfortable making both parties feel un easy, even to raise the question of such an agreement when you are about to get married can be very awkward. Trust in us as experienced family solicitors we know that a prenup really can give peace of mind to both parties involved, make the relationship stronger and can save a lot of heartaches further down the line.

The most common circumstances where a prenuptial agreement may help is when one partner is much wealthier and has far more assets than the other or for couples getting married for a second time where they have accumulated assets which they feel need protected for let’s say children that they have had in a previous relationship or any other next of kin, family or friends.

You may be about to embark on marriage or a cohabiting relationship, but wish to protect a business, property or personal assets. We have a team of experienced family lawyers waiting to give any advice on prenuptial agreements or if you are already married don’t worry we can also advise on post-nuptial agreements, as well as cohabitation agreements for those not married but living together.  We can also advise at this time on other methods of protecting your assets, such as putting them into trust, or simply preparing or changing an appropriate will or appointing power of attorney.

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PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENTS – WHAT IS THE FIRST STEP?

The first step to set up a prenuptial agreement or prenup would be to arrange an appointment to see us, come in and go over what your circumstances are and for advice on prenuptial agreements and post-nuptial agreements, it may be you are not getting married in the near future which which would mean putting in place a cohabitation agreements.  We can also offer advice on Trust Funds and other methods of protecting your wealth now for the future.

Look at some alternative ways to pay for our services?

A Legal Costs Allowance from the other party

If you substantially depend on the other party for financial support, we may be able to secure an order that results in them paying for your ongoing legal fees. This is classed as part of your regular maintenance payments. Again, there are some fairly stringent criteria, so talk to us about the process involved.

If you are concerned about how you might pay for your legal costs, contact us for advice. It is always better to pay for the best legal representation you can, rather than cut costs now and lose out further down the line.

Litigation Lending

We work closely with specialised lenders who can advance money to pay your legal costs against the prospect of being repaid from a settlement. There are fairly stringent criteria. However, if you are virtually certain of winning a sizeable amount, but you have insufficient money to get from the start to the finish, it may well be an option in your circumstances.

If you are concerned about how you might pay for your legal costs, contact us for advice. It is always better to pay for the best legal representation you can, rather than cut costs now and lose out further down the line.

A ‘Sears Tooth’ Agreement

A Sears Tooth Agreement is an agreement between solicitor and client that ensures the solicitor is paid for their guidance and actions throughout the divorce without causing financial fears for the client. The solicitor and their client agree that an appropriate amount of the client’s final divorce settlement is provided to the solicitor to meet the fees.

If you are concerned about how you might pay for your legal costs, contact us for advice. It is always better to pay for the best legal representation you can, rather than cut costs now and lose out further down the line.

We offer expert Family Law Advice in;

Family Law | Care Proceedings | Child Protection | Civil Partnerships | Child Law | Cohabitation | Cohabitation Agreements | Divorce | Legal Separation | Separation Agreements | Same Sex Marriage | Domestic Violence | Prenuptial Agreements

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