Relationship planning

Asking your partner to consider the consequences of separation when embarking on a new relationship can be a sensitive issue. Whether you are married, unmarried but looking to cohabit, in a same-sex partnership or part of an extended family, we will work closely with you to understand what you need and provide you with the right support. Careful planning and expert advice can help you avoid the stress and expense of a potential relationship breakdown in the future.

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A practical approach to relationship planning

Our family team provides expert, tailored advice on all aspects of relationships. We advise on pre- and post-nuptial agreements, civil partnerships and all areas of marital and non-marital relationships and cohabitation. Drawing on expertise from across the firm, we also cover all areas of relationship planning from pensions, trusts and tax to international jurisdiction, agricultural interests and even communication.

We start by getting to know you and your situation so that we can help safeguard your assets and resolve any difficulties you experience. You can be sure of our total discretion at all times, protecting the privacy and interests of you and your loved ones.


Our family team has been involved in a number of claims and cases in this area. Highlights include:

  • assisting farming client in drawing up pre-nuptial agreement
  • preparing a pre-nuptial agreement for a same-sex couple with significant financial disparity

Case Studies

The Arcade, Broadmead, Bristol

The Family Law Team guided an engaged couple through the process of creating a pre-nuptial agreement to the satisfaction of both parties. Background A couple with a notable inequality in financial health required a pre-nuptial agreement ahead of their marriage. …


Thank you very much for all you have done, for perservering and for giving me sound advice all down the line.

Client testimonial