Prenup vs postnup
Whilst most people have heard of a prenup agreement, fewer people have heard of a postnup agreement. Both agreements are similar in content and share the aim to resolve financial and practical difficulties in the event of a future separation as amicable and straightforward as possible.
Prenuptial Agreements are completed before the wedding, and there is clear guidance as to the desired time between the agreement being finalised and the wedding taking place.
Postnuptial Agreements can take place at any time after the wedding and before any separation.
You don’t need a divorce solicitor to help you draft a prenup or a postnup, but it’s advised that you hire one. That’s because nuptial agreements aren’t legally binding, and having one prepared by good family law solicitors increases its chances of being upheld in the event of divorce.
Timing is, therefore, a factor to be considered to determine which nuptial agreement would be preferable, but one can be completed either during the engagement or marriage.