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At KJ Cox Solicitors we can provide the expert, impartial advice you need to help guide you when making either a pre- or post-nuptial agreement.

What are Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements?

A Prenuptial agreement (also known as a prenup) is a written document like a contract that can be entered into by a couple before marriage or a civil partnership. The difference between pre- and post-nuptial agreements (postnups) is simply a matter of timing. Postnups are also written documents, like a contract, but they are signed after the parties have already married.

Why should I enter into a Pre- or Post-Nuptial Agreement?

Nuptial agreements are a good way of avoiding any disputes and protecting your assets in the event of a divorce or civil partnership dissolution. The agreements can save expense and reduce the acrimony between separating couples if
the terms are fair.

A nuptial agreement should set out the ownership of belongings such as property, shared pets, debts and income.

Are Pre- and Post-Nuptial Agreements legally binding in the UK?

It is important to remember that Pre- and Post-nuptial Agreements are not currently legally binding in the UK, however, they are becoming more and more accepted by the courts as proof of a couple’s intentions should they wish to divorce in the future.

We do not want to get married, what can we do?

If you want to cohabit with a partner but have no intention of getting married, a cohabitation agreement would be right for you.


If you are preparing to get married, then you should consider signing a prenuptial agreement in advance of the wedding. Contact our family department on 01420 550543 or


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