Most people don’t plan to divorce or dissolve a partnership when they get married or enter into a civil partnership, they believe that they will be together for the rest of their lives but of course, these days, that is not always the case.
Marriages and civil partnerships do breakdown and having an agreement which sets out what will happen to your finances and assets if you decide to part can save a lot of stress and heartache as well as ensuring that neither of you lose a significant part of your hard earned assets.
It is always a good idea to consider planning for the future, after all none of us knows what will happen in years to come and you should not think of a pre-nuptial, pre-marital or pre-civil partnership agreement as either unromantic or dooming your relationship to failure – but instead should think of it as good financial planning – similar to having a will prepared.
You can also enter into a post-nuptial agreement or post-partnership agreement after your marriage or civil partnership ceremony while you are still living together. This will allow you to plan financially in the event that your relationship does break down.
AST Hampsons Family Law team based in Rochdale and Bury have experience in creating agreements for many couples. We will help you with planning your finances for the future to ensure that if you do go through a breakdown in your relationship, there is as little animosity as possible with regard to assets and finances.
Call Jennifer Worcester on 0161 763 1000 at our Bury office or Shakeela Bi at our Rochdale office for an initial, no obligation chat about the process, costs and timescales, or email us at [email protected]
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