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Considering the consequences of separation when you’re embarking on a new relationship is often a sensitive undertaking. However, careful planning and expert advice can help minimise both stress and expense should your relationship break down in the future.

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Discreet and supportive guidance

Every family is different. The importance of getting to know yours underpins our sensitive, practical and bespoke approach. Whether you are married, unmarried and looking to cohabit, in a same-sex partnership or part of an extended family, the right legal guidance provides reassurance and invaluable support so you can focus on the future with peace of mind.

Our experienced family team can assist you in resolving potential difficulties and provide you with legal advice on all aspects of your relationship, including pre- and post-nuptial agreements, civil partnerships and all areas of marital and non-marital relationships and cohabitation.

You will benefit from our firm-wide expertise, so that linked issues such as pensions, trusts, tax, agricultural interests and international matters can be considered and addressed as integral aspects of your individual situation. We will work to safeguard your assets with total discretion and sensitivity at all times, protecting the privacy and interests of you and your loved ones.

Highlights

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
  • negotiating favourable terms for a very high-net-worth client in the preparation of a pre-nuptial agreement
  • negotiating a pre-nuptial agreement for a client which protected a multi-million pound asset base
  • preparing a bespoke prenuptial agreement for an entrepreneur with a significant wealth portfolio

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. …

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