Q:Under what circumstances would I need a post-nuptial agreement?


A post-nuptial agreement functions much the same way as a pre-nuptial agreement, in that is sets out the manner in which your assets are to be divided in the event of the marriage ending. A post-nup, as the name suggests, is undertaken after the marriage has occurred. It may be preferable to consider this course of action if there simply was not time to prepare one before marriage, as an agreement of this type should not be entered into without due consideration being given with the benefit of independent legal advice and full financial disclosure having been made by both parties.

On other occasions couples who have separated but wish to reconcile often choose to enter into post-nuptial agreements to dictate how their finances should be handled if they later divorce.

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