PROTECTING WEALTH TO ENSURE ASSETS BUILT BY GENERATIONS ARE RETAINED
Blake Morgan’s expert family solicitors advise clients on Pre-nuptial and Post-nuptial Agreements, which set out who should retain what assets and income in the event that your relationship breaks down. It can also deal with matters of tax, domicile and jurisdiction.
Our Pre-nuptial and Post-nuptial Agreement solicitors have seen a notable rise in people wanting more certainty and reassurance about what would happen in the future if they were to divorce, annul their marriage or separate. This is important where you want to protect the financial interests of children from a previous relationship, your inherited wealth or wealth generated from business endeavours prior to the marriage. We advise families on how to protect wealth to ensure assets built by generations are retained.
Main Areas Of Practice
Our team of family solicitors are highly experienced in dealing with:
The decision to enter into a Pre-nuptial Agreement , what it should include, negotiating its terms and drafting the document, needs specialist skill, professional expertise and knowledge which can only be provided by an appropriately qualified solicitor acting on your behalf. We offer a bespoke service ranging from simple to highly complex Pre-nuptial Agreements.
If you are married and have subsequently inherited or come into significant wealth, you may want to protect your assets. We offer a highly personalised service for complex Post-nuptial Agreements. We will explain the options open to you and support you with the decision making to prepare and execute a Post-nuptial Agreement sensitively and effectively.
Our clients include those with wealth to protect, which they have accumulated and/or which has been gifted to them or which they are due to inherit.
"I was treated at all times with kindness and understanding."
– Mrs A
"Thank you and your colleagues for your help and professionalism in dealing with this matter."
– Ms M
"I have been really impressed with how you have handled my case. You have listened to my complicated situation and have been able to resolve my issues."
– Mr H
Negotiating a detailed Pre-nuptial Agreement at short notice for a high net worth client (with wealth of £20m), who was marrying for the second time. This helped ensure that the bulk of his wealth would be preserved in the event of the relationship breaking down and this was achieved at a fraction of what the cost would be to go to Court and argue it all out. The client was delighted with the outcome.
Advising a longstanding client's daughter on her asset position post-marriage, and subsequently drafting and negotiating her Pre-nuptial Agreement so that future inheritance and family money already advanced to the bride was safeguarded in the event of divorce or separation.
Acting in Pre-nuptial and Post-nuptial Agreements for clients who have complex international affairs, involving considerations of jurisdiction and tax, recent work including acting for a client who owns significant assets abroad and with income derived from overseas ventures but living in the UK. Pre-nuptial Agreement negotiated to protect wealth and to protect the client's children upon entering into a second marriage.
Awards and Accolades
Flora Grossman is a Mediator.
Simon Burge and Jennifer Williamson are trained collaborative practitioners.
Simon Burge is HM Deputy Coroner for Central Hampshire – Southampton and New Forest.
Simon Burge, Jennifer Williamson, James Davies and Catherine Morgan
Christine Plews is an Accredited Mediator.
Christine Plews holds a postgraduate certificate (OXON) in counselling.
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