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We have an expert team who are experienced in all matters regarding Family Law. Our team appreciate that the decision to enter into a pre-nuptial agreement with your partner can feel like a daunting process, it is because of this, that you will receive expert guidance from our Family Solicitors.
A pre-nuptial agreement will set out who will get what in the event of a divorce. Whatever your circumstances, we can guide you through the process of pre-nuptial agreements.

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Our expert Family Law team are here to take the worry off your hands. We provide a free initial telephone options appointment to see how we can assist in your circumstances. Please call 0330 333 2613 for a no obligation, initial discussion or email and we will call you back.

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What is a Pre-nuptial Agreement?

A pre-nuptial agreement is a legal agreement which is entered into before marriage. This kind of agreement makes it possible to make arrangements in regard to you and your spouse’s assets and income in the unfortunate event of divorce, separation, or death. A pre-nuptial agreement formalises all arrangements to ensure long term security for each partner.

Why do people enter into Pre-nuptial Agreements?

There are numerous reasons why couples wish to enter into prenuptial agreements, however one of the most common reasons is when one half of a couple has significantly more assets than the other. For example, if one person has a large inheritance, owns their own property or business, a prenuptial agreement would be a beneficial way to protect such assets.
It is important to note that when entering into any agreement, that you and your partner enter freely and voluntarily. It is recommended that you seek the benefit of independent legal advice and that full disclosure has been made of all relevant financial and other circumstances.

What needs to happen before I enter into Pre-nuptial Agreement?

Before entering into the agreement, you will both need to disclose your assets fully, and have independent legal advice.  You need to set out, not only that you want to enter into an agreement, but why; for example protecting an inheritance or business interests or to cover the future needs of adult children.  It is important that every foreseen eventuality is covered; otherwise it is very easy to set the agreement aside and for one party to ask the court to disregard it.

Is a Pre-Nuptial Agreement recognised by the courts?

The agreement will be viewed by the courts as an important indication as to what was in your minds when you married or formalised your partnership, which is likely to influence their decision. The more detailed the agreement is, the more weight the court will place on it and the more likely it is to be held binding upon the parties.

How we can help

At Elliot Mather we understand that no client’s circumstances are alike. Our specialised family lawyers will be able to offer clear and straightforward advice regarding the process of pre-nuptial agreements.

Our fees

Competitive fixed fees are available both for the drafting or approval of an agreement. Our team are on hand to assist you wherever you are based. Please contact us for further information.


Our Solicitors are able to provide expert advice across the country with a network of offices based in: Chesterfield, Nottingham, Mansfield and Derby.

How to get in contact

Our team are on hand to help you and can assist wherever you are based. Please call us for a no-obligation, initial discussion on 0330 333 2613 or email and we will call or email you back.

Our Team

Elizabeth Bilton

Elizabeth Bilton

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Julie Skill

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Ben Lawson

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Rosemary Finn

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Jennie Byrne

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