We can assist in all areas of negotiating and drafting prenuptial, postnuptial and cohabitation agreements to protect your assets.
- Pre Nuptial and Pre Civil Partnership Agreements – Protecting the assets held by individuals before they enter into Marriage or Civil Partnership.
- Post Nuptial and Post Civil Partnership Agreements – a legal agreement drawn up after you marry setting out how money, property and/or assets that you own would be divided if you were to split up.
- Cohabitation Agreements – For those contemplating cohabitation or who are already living with someone.
- Collaborative Marriage Planning – Find out about Collaborative Marriage Planning and why it may be the right option for you.
Pre Nuptial and Pre Civil Partnership Agreements
Pre Nuptial and Pre Civil Partnership Agreements which are common in the USA and mainland Europe, are becoming increasingly popular in Scotland and serve the important purpose of protecting assets held by individuals before they enter into Marriage or Civil Partnership. The cost of such agreements is very modest in comparison to the cost of a court battle later on, and as such are recommended. We can assist in all areas of negotiating and drafting such agreements.
We also have substantial experience in multi jurisdictional agreements where one or both parties have a substantial connection to another country. In some cases, it may be necessary to have mirror agreements in more than one country. We are members of Mackrell International, IACP and IAML which means that we have direct links to first class, family law specialists around the world.
Post Nuptial and Post Civil Partnership Agreements
Post Nuptial and Post Civil Partnership Agreements are very commonly entered into in Scotland and are legally binding on the parties. Very often such agreements are entered into without the need for ever going to court and they often follow successful mediations, collaborative cases and negotiations. Once signed and registered, these agreements serve to extinguish all claims either party can make on the other on divorce or death.
If you are contemplating cohabitation or are already living with someone, but wish to protect your property, we can assist by offering specialist advice on cohabitation agreements to enable you and your partner to “contract out” of the statutory legal framework.
Collaborative Marriage Planning
Collaborative Marriage Planning is all about creating those all important support mechanisms for your relationship that will help it to last and prevent it from faltering at common pitfalls.
It takes the idea of a pre nuptial agreement, but instead of it being a one off occurrence at the beginning of a relationship, hoped never to be needed again, Collaborative Marriage Planning is a process to help you throughout your life together as a couple. Read more on our Collaborative Marriage Planning page.
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