Prenuptial and Cohabitation Agreements

Prenuptial and Cohabitation Agreements

Planning a wedding/ civil partnership or moving in together is an exciting time for a couple.  You have your whole future ahead of you and you may wonder what unexpected twists and turns life might bring and what you can do to prepare for them.

When planning such momentous life events it’s a good idea to discuss with your partner  and agree in advance how you hold your current (and future assets) and what would be a fair split of them in the future.

It is always best to draft these agreements before the wedding or moving day to give you plenty of time to get the agreement right.  It will also ensure that the agreement will be looked on more favourably by the courts than an agreement that has been put together at the last minute.  We will discuss with you your wishes and goals and explain how the law would apply to your specific situation, in particular addressing:

  • Dealing with the family home and other assets
  • Children matters, including child support, child residence and other provisions for children
  • Support and financial provision for the children of the family
  • Financial settlements
  • Inheritance claims
  • Incapacitation and end-of-life decisions
  • The preparation of the agreements and the consequences of signing it

If you have a query or would like to book an appointment please get in touch with our team on 01256 320555 or email


  • Mark Chapman

    Head of Family Department

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    Patricia Kinchington

    Legal Secretary