There are a number of agreements that married/unmarried couples can enter into as an alternative to financial proceedings or where financial proceedings are not available. Our Family Law Team is skilled in drafting pre-nuptial agreements, post-nuptial agreements, separation agreements, cohabitation agreements and declarations of trust.

Pre-Nuptial/Post-nuptial Agreements follow the same template as pre-nuptial agreements save that they are entered into immediately after the marriage. Strictly speaking Nuptial Agreements are not binding in this country, however they are becoming increasingly common and providing a number of factors have been complied with the Agreement is likely to be upheld, unless it would be inequitable to do so. A Nuptial Agreement is specificially tailored to the parties’ needs and requirements and as such is incredibly flexible and personal.

Separation Agreements are commonly used by unmarried couples who either have children that they need to provide for or joint assets that need to be dealt with. A separation agreement can also be useful if you intend to wait two or five years before starting divorce proceedings.

Cohabitation Agreements are used by unmarried couples who wish to outline their respective contributions towards the property and/or general household outgoings.

Declarations of Trust are useful when two people purchase a property in unequal shares and wish to record their contributions. If a declaration of trust is not entered into, the property may be held in equal shares and therefore when the property is sold each person will receive an equal share of the equity irrespective of the initial contribution to the property. It may be that you have an understanding with your partner that you will receive more of the equity when/if the property is sold, but without something in writing setting out your respective shares, you are vulnerable if the relationship breaks down and your partner changes their mind

For more information regarding your options, or to book an initial meeting with one of our Solicitors, please contact our Family Law Team on 020 3096 7500 or email

Fixed fees

We offer a variety of fixed fee packages starting from £320 + VAT. We also provide a document checking service for any document in your matter. For more information regarding our fixed fee packages please speak to one of our family solicitors on 020 3096 7500.

Examples of our services include:

  • Drafting a Separation Agreement
  • Drafting a Declaration of Trust in respect of property ownership
  • Drafting a Cohabitation (“living together”) Agreement
  • Drafting a Financial Order (“Clean Break Consent Order”)
  • Drafting a Pre-Nuptial Agreement or Post-Nuptial Agreement
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    – Mrs L.M, London

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