Contracting Out Agreements (Prenuptials)

At the beginning of a new relationship you and your new partner may feel the need to protect assets that you've inherited or have special meaning for you and your family.

Family Law Results can provide you with advice and options as to how to best protect those assets using a Contracting Out Agreement (sometimes called a Pre-Nuptial Agreement) alone or along with other options.

Alternatively, you might be in a position where your partner wishes you to sign such an agreement and we can advise you as to the implications, outline your alternatives, and negotiate any changes you may want before signing the agreement.

These negotiations can be challenging, particularly at the start of a relationship. We are sensitive to your emotional needs while making sure that you have the best legal advice possible before making any final decisions.

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Pre-Nuptial or Contracting Out Agreement -
What's the difference?

From your point of view, not a lot. In the Property (Relationships) Act 1976 rules are set down for how assets are divided up at the end of a relationship. The Act also allows you to "contract out" of these rules so you set up how you your assets are to be divided - hence the term "Contracting Out Agreement".