While you’re in a happy relationship, it can be uncomfortable discussing financial arrangements, or what might happen if your relationship breaks down. But, discussing this and having relationship agreements in place can help with peace of mind. And, if something does break down, you know you have a plan in place to help things go more smoothly.
To make sure your arrangements are fair and offer the best solutions, it’s important to have a skilled professional help you. So, our expert solicitor in family law and relationship planning is here to help.
Having a relationship agreement might seem unnecessary, but they can help in a range of situations. For example:
- You own property, either individually or together
- If you own a business or are a stakeholder in a business that requires a relationship agreement
- You have children from previous relationships
- You prefer to formalise financial arrangements before you live together or buy property together
Making sure you are both on the same page and happy with what will happen in a breakup is a key part of a relationship. To get help with a relationship agreement, please get in touch with us. We’ll be happy to discuss what we can do for you.
Pre- and Post-Nuptial Agreements
Pre-nuptial agreements, also called pre-marital and pre-civil partnership agreements, set out financial arrangements for if a marriage breaks down. Doing this can help negotiations run smoother in divorce proceedings.
While these are not legally enforceable in England and Wales, there is growing interest in them. And, judges are growing more willing to take them into account, if:
- You have both had independent legal advice
- You each provide the other with financial details (e.g. evidence of value of assets)
- The agreement is fair to both of you
So, to find out more about pre- and post-nuptial agreements, please call us on 01925 351 350. We’d be happy to discuss your situation.
If you are planning to move in with someone – whether they are a partner, family, or a friend – it can be useful to have a cohabitation contract in place.
Cohabitation contracts, or agreements, set ouot division of responsibilities for different things, such as:
- Paying the rent, bills, and mortgage
- Ownership of property and assets
- Arrangements for children
- Next of kin rights
If you do marry someone you already with, though, the cohabitation agreement will no longer be valid. Instead, you will be able to rely upon your rights under matrimonial law.
To talk about cohabitation agreements in more detail, please get in touch. We are here to clear things up and offer advice on your options.
Chris Rudd Solicitors is Here to Help
If you’d like to discuss how we can help you with relationship planning, please call us on 01925 351 350. Or, complete the form below to send us a message. Remember that the first 15 minutes of our advice is completely free.
We can help with a range of things to plan your relationship effectively. And, we can offer you:
- A friendly, professional team of experts ready to take your call
- Clear pricing
- Simple, easy to understand legal advice
So, get in touch now to find out how we can help you.