The idea of having a pre-civil partnership agreement might not sound terribly romantic, but it is practical. Not just for the rich and famous, agreeing one before you tie the knot can be invaluable if your relationship does break down.
Of course, nobody entering into a civil partnership wants to think about dissolution, but a pre-civil partnership agreement can be regarded as an insurance policy should the unfortunate happen. They are particularly useful where one party is significantly richer than the other.
Although pre-civil partnership agreements are not legally binding under English law, they will be given quite a lot of weight by the court if and when you want a dissolution. This is especially true where both parties have taken independent legal advice and not rushed into signing the agreement.
Our solicitors will make sure your pre-civil partnership agreement has the right safeguards in place to be considered by a court in future. In many cases we use the collaborative law process, where you, your partner and your lawyers meet together to draw up your agreement.
If you are already in a civil partnership, we can help you order your financial affairs by drawing up a post-civil partnership agreement. These can have even more legal weight than agreements entered into before a civil partnership.
In most cases, providing your circumstances are quite straightforward, we will be able to quote a fixed fee for drawing up a pre-civil partnership agreement.