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Rise in Post-Nuptial Agreements

Law firms across Scotland have noted in some cases a 125% rise in the number of post-nuptial agreements they are drafting. Most of these agreements are concerning second marriages or late bequests. Clients are using post-nuptial agreements to protect their own assets in the event of marriage breakdown.

What is a Post-Nuptial Agreement?

A post-nuptial agreement is an agreement made between spouses as to what will happen to their pre-marital and marital property in the event of divorce or separation. Pre-nuptial agreements have long been used to divide assets in the event of marriage breakdown, but lawyers have noted a massive boom in the last 12 months in relation to post-nuptial deals.

This is potential as a result of changes in financial circumstances after many years of marriage - especially in a second marriage where family structures may be more complicated. People also live longer in modern times, with elderly relatives leaving gifts to married relatives which they may with to ring-fence for their own children.

Postnuptial Agreements Lawyers Aberdeen

Family Law Aberdeen is a team of forward-thinking family lawyers who provide clear and confidential advice on all areas of family law. Our team is highly experienced in assisting couples to draft pre, and post-nuptial agreements that suit their particular needs, so contact us today to find out how we can help you.

Each party should appoint their own solicitor to represent them in the drafting of the above agreements to ensure they have each been independently advised. For advice on post-nuptial, pre-nuptial or cohabitation agreements, whether they are suitable for your circumstances and how we can help, please complete our online enquiry form.

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