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If you are already married or in a civil partnership, you may wish to consider a post-nuptial agreement. Our Post-Nuptial Agreement lawyers in Bristol, Clevedon & Portishead can help.

This would be an agreement reached between the two of you as to what should happen with your finances should your marriage or civil partnership break down in the future. You may have already had a pre-nuptial agreement and wish to mirror this with a post-nuptial agreement to further solidify your intentions in this regard.

Similar to Pre-nuptial agreements, Post-nuptial agreements are not legal binding in the UK, but the court will take the agreement into account as a factor to consider.


England and Wales will take post-nuptial agreements into account as a factor to be considered.

The Law Commission’s recent recommendations on post-nuptial agreement propose a new system

This case established that “the court should give effect to a nuptial agreement that is freely entered into by each party with the full appreciation of its implications unless in the circumstances prevailing it would not be fair to hold the parties to their agreement.”

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Frequently Asked Questions


Are Postnuptial Agreements Legally Binding in the UK?

Similar to a prenuptial agreement, postnuptial agreements aren’t automatically legally binding in the UK. However, they have a good chance of being upheld in the event of a separation, as long as they are deemed fair by the courts, both parties took legal advice before signing, and there are no signs of coercion.

How much does a Postnup cost in the UK?

This will depend on the hourly rate of the solicitor you use during the prenup process and any complications in your case.

Can you get a postnup after marriage UK?

Yes, the definition of a postnuptial agreement is a financial agreement between a married couple about how their assets should be split if they separate. If this agreement happens before marriage, it’s usually called a prenuptial agreement.

Is a postnup as good as a prenup?

Postnuptial and Prenuptial agreements are seen as extremely similar in the eyes of the UK court and have a similar chance of being upheld. Some couples even have both as circumstances occur which change their agreement, such as having children.

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