Nuptial agreements are entered into before or during a marriage or civil partnership and set out how a couple’s assets would be split in the event of a divorce or legal separation.

Prenuptial agreements are entered into before the wedding or civil partnership, and there is clear guidance as to the desired time between the agreement being finalised and the wedding taking place.

Postnuptial Agreements on the other hand, can take place at any time after the wedding and before separation.

Nuptial agreements are not wholly legally binding, but if prepared by an experienced family solicitor it would increase the chances of it being upheld by the court in the event of a divorce or separation.

Generally, if certain guidelines have been followed when reaching the agreement and the terms are fair to both parties, then the court would wherever possible, uphold the nuptial agreement.