Getting Married and Civil Partnerships

A legal document might be the last thing on your mind in the run up to your wedding or civil partnership but a ‘pre-nup’ offers peace of mind as to what happens to your own assets and any assets acquired during the marriage or civil partnership should the relationship break down.

Pre-Nuptial and Pre-Civil Partnership Agreements

A Nuptial Agreement is a sensible way to protect your assets after marrying, removing doubt, worries and insecurities on both sides so you can focus on what is really important, knowing your interests and those of your partner are protected.

It allows both parties to clearly specify how their money, properties and inheritances are to be treated or ring fenced should the marriage break down. Some couples decide to have an Agreement prepared after they are married. These are known as Post-Nuptial Agreements and work in the same way as a Pre-Nuptial Agreement.

Our team of solicitors specialising are able to help you draft a pre or post-Nupital agreement covering all the assets you require, to give you total peace of mind.

Civil Partnerships

A Civil Partnership is a legal status for couples who register their relationship, giving them similar rights and responsibilities to married couples. The implications for tax matters, state benefits and inheritance are far reaching.

A Civil Partnership can only be ended on the death of one party, dissolution or annulment. A breakdown of a Civil Partnership may give rise to various issues including financial claims and arrangements for children.

Our solicitors can provide sensitive and practical advice on the preparation of Pre-Civil Partnership Agreements through to assisting you in the event of the end of your relationship.

Take a look at our Civil Partnership FAQs for answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.


Our expert team in either Salisbury, Southampton, Winchester, Poole, Bournemouth and London (by appointment only) can help in putting your affairs in order Please contact our family law team to arrange a free 30 minute consultation using the quick contact form on this page, or call 0800 2800 421.

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