Over the last ten years, there has been a significant increase in the number of prenuptial agreements (‘prenups’), reflecting the growing desire of couples to provide clarity over how their finances will be dealt with should their marriage end in divorce.

This is a complex area of law as the law is uncertain and potentially liable to change over the coming years. While prenuptial agreements are not currently binding in English law, they can be persuasive evidence of a couple’s intentions during a subsequent divorce. Experience shows that well-drafted prenuptial agreements will typically be considered by a family court during divorce proceedings.

At John Randle Associates, we offer a carefully tailored approach to match your unique requirements. We can assist with prenuptial agreements for all types of assets and situations, including planning for UK assets, assets abroad, family money and inherited property, and assets acquired in the future.

As a highly experienced family lawyer, John Randle advises on prenuptial agreements for medium to high net worth clients in Oxford, London and nationwide.

Our team have particular expertise dealing with:

  • Drafting prenuptial agreements
  • Reviewing prenuptial agreements
  • Negotiating prenuptial agreements
  • Advising on the application of prenuptial agreements during divorce

We can also assist with postnuptial agreements (‘postnups’) for those who are already married and cohabitation agreements for unmarried couples.

We know that these agreements can be a sensitive subject. Clear, independent legal advice for both parties is essential to ensure you get a fair agreement in place without causing unnecessary tension. We will take you through the benefits of a prenup, postnup or cohabitation agreement and all of the issues you need to consider in plain English. We will be happy to answer any questions you have and a senior member of the team will always be available by phone or email.

Ultimately, we are here to help you make the right plans for your future, giving you confidence that your future financial security is assured.

Contact our prenuptial agreements solicitor in Oxford

To discuss your requirements with an experienced expert in prenuptial agreements, postnuptial agreements and cohabitation agreements in Oxford, please call 01865 339319 or email john@johnrandleassociates.com.

Why John Randle Associates is the right choice for prenuptial agreements

Over 35 years of specialist experience

For more than three decades, John Randle has advised and represented clients nationwide on all areas of family law, including prenuptial agreements, postnuptial agreements and cohabitation agreements. While the firm regularly acts for both medium and high net worth clients, John has very strong experience in acting for clients with high value and international assets, as well as substantial business interests and pensions.

Independently recognised legal expertise

John Randle is ranked Band 1 for Family/Matrimonial Law in Oxford and the surrounding area by respected client guide Chambers & Partners. This recognises John as one of the leading experts in this challenging area of law, both within the local area and nationwide.

Exceptional personal service

Client feedback frequently highlights the practical and empathetic support we provide for what can be challenging issues. Our focus is always on helping you in whatever way we can, so as well as our own legal expertise, we also have established relationships with financial advisers and other relevant professionals.

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Prenuptial agreements

A prenuptial agreement must be carefully drafted so that all eventualities and relevant assets are considered. It must also be prepared in such a way that it meets the standards to be considered by a family court during divorce proceedings should this ever be required.

Drawing on our decades of specialist experience, we can make sure your prenup covers everything required, including your family home, both spouses’ incomes and pensions, as well as high value assets, business interests and international assets.

As well as drafting prenuptial agreements, we can provide independent advice where your partner has asked you to sign a prenuptial agreement. We can also advise you on the application of a prenup if you are considering divorce.

Postnuptial agreements

A postnuptial agreement can be created at any time after you are married. It offers the same protections as a prenuptial agreement and can be useful where you did not create a prenup or where your circumstances have changed, rendering an existing prenup invalid.

We can assist with drafting, negotiating and reviewing postnuptial agreements, taking account of your concerns and any changes in circumstances not covered by a prenup, such as the birth of children or acquisition of substantial new assets.

Cohabitation agreements

Where you and your partner live together or are planning to live together without getting married or entering a civil partnership, a cohabitation agreement can provide certainty for the future. This can be particularly important if you own property together, one of you lives in a property the other owns or you have children.

Unmarried couples have no legal right to each other’s property, so a cohabitation agreement is often the only way of giving yourself financial security against the possibility of your relationship breaking down in future.

Our family lawyer can assist with drafting, negotiating and reviewing cohabitation agreements, making sure your needs are considered and a fair agreement can be reached.

How we calculate our fees

We charge for all of our family law services on a time basis, so you will be charged only for the exact amount of time we spend working on your case.

When you contact our team, we will provide an estimate of costs tailored to your requirements, so you have a realistic idea of the likely cost of your divorce.

To find out more about our fees, please get in touch

Please note, we are unable to represent clients on a legal aid basis.

Contact our prenuptial agreements solicitor in Oxford

To discuss your requirements with an experienced expert in prenuptial agreements, postnuptial agreements and cohabitation agreements in Oxford, please call 01865 339319 or email john@johnrandleassociates.com.

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