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Protecting your assets

Protecting your assets

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Protecting your assets

A relationship breakdown may be emotionally devastating, but often one of the most difficult and complex aspects of any relationship breakdown is unravelling the family finances.

Family law information packUntil relatively recently, in a marriage or civil partnership there was precious little you could do to arrange your affairs in anticipation of the rainy day of separation.  These days, pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements do at least afford some shelter.

These very useful tools serve the same purpose: they provide the basis on which assets will be divided should the marriage (or civil partnership) fail.

Recent case law suggests that a properly drafted agreement is likely to influence any court asked to distribute assets and income fairly, particularly where a marriage is short and there are no children involved.

If you live together without getting married or entering a civil partnership, you can also get similar protection by entering into a co-habitation agreement.

John Innes, Partner, Head of FamilyFor more information on protecting your assets and to start a conversation on how we can help you please contact John Innes, Partner, Head of Family.

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