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Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements

Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements help to ensure you are protected financially in the event that your relationship breaks down. You may have generational family wealth or an inheritance you wish to protect – you may already have a property or established business; you may have been married before and do not want to risk losing the assets you have built up and have earmarked for your children. All of these are reasons to contemplate protective measures such as a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement.

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Protection offered by prenuptial and postnuptial agreements

Our team of experienced lawyers can advise you and prepare or review on your behalf a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement which may address matters such as:

  • protection of inheritance or family wealth;
  • property or business arrangements; 
  • management of assets; and
  • arrangements for outstanding debts.

How we have helped people

We have acted for many wealthy families and individuals in order to protect both their current and future wealth. These types of arrangements are particularly useful for interests in family companies, entrepreneurs and where there are substantial property portfolios. We have helped individuals with relatively modest assets who wish to enter a second marriage later in life as well as ultra rich individuals who need to safeguard assets and avoid potentially lengthy and expensive litigation in the future.

How we work with you

Whilst based in the South of England, Paris Smith acts for businesses and families throughout the UK. Technology has enabled us to provide a high level of service to our clients whether they are local to our offices or not. Our advice can be given in many ways:

  • Over the telephone
  • Via video conferencing
  • In face to face meetings

We will talk through how you would like to be contacted and the best ways for us to meet in our early conversations with you.

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Frank Prior

Partner – Head of Family, Southampton

Huw Miles

Managing Partner – Family, Winchester and Southampton

Huw Miles

Managing Partner – Family, Winchester and Southampton

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