A Prenuptial or ante-nuptial agreement is a document agreed by a couple prior to their marriage or civil partnership. This contract will help regulate matters in the worst case scenario of divorce or the dissolution of a civil partnership.
It commonly includes provision for the division of property, financial support and the ring fencing of certain assets to exclude them from being available on divorce or dissolution.
Prior to cohabiting, parties who choose to live together rather than marry should consider a pre or post cohabitation contract prior to cohabiting or in the event their cohabitation comes to an end.
Mrs Mary Nimmo, (Partner), who has extensive experience of Prenuptial Agreements, comments:
“Prenuptial agreements are becoming more and more common in Scotland. For those who wish to either:
Exclude certain assets from being available for division; or
Make specific provision for the division of assets in the unfortunate event of separation or divorce.”
For more information regarding the advantages or what content can be included in such agreements, please contact us and ask for our Court Department.
Mary heads up our Court Department and advises clients in Litigation matters in both the Sheriff Courts and the Court of Session. In particular she deals with Civil Court matters, personal injury and medical negligence cases along with an extensive range of other issues, including family law. She has been appointed as a Court Reporter and an advanced Collaborative Lawyer.
Laura graduated from Sheffield Hallam University with an Honours degree in 2003 and with a Diploma in Higher European Studies from The Haagsehogeschool, The Hague. Laura completed her Postgraduate Diploma in Law in 2004 at The University of Sheffield before completing her traineeship and qualifying as a Solicitor in January 2008, practising as a Solicitor across the country. She joined Munro and Noble in 2017 and works within the Court Department.
James was born and raised in the central belt. He graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University with an LLB (hons) in 2010 before undertaking his Diploma in Legal Practice at the University of Glasgow the following year. He has experience working within the Highland Council's Litigation and Advice department before joining Munro and Noble at the beginning of 2019.