Experienced Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreement Lawyers

Prenuptial agreement and postnuptial agreements are not just suitable for individuals with substantial assets, but they can also benefit those in normal marriages. These agreements can be especially helpful for couples who want to establish clear financial boundaries and protect their assets.

Regardless of the size of your estate, whether you own a business or have children from a previous marriage, a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement can provide peace of mind and security for both parties. It can also help to prevent disputes and reduce the potential for conflict during a difficult time. Our team of experienced lawyers is dedicated to helping you navigate the process with ease and confidence. 

Protect Your Assets and Achieve Peace of Mind with a Prenuptial or Postnuptial Agreement

Our team of experienced lawyers will ensure that your pre-nuptial agreement or post-nuptial agreement accurately reflects your individual needs and circumstances. Therefore, you will have the peace of mind that comes with knowing that your pre-marital and post-marital assets are protected, regardless of what the future may hold.

We offer comprehensive prenuptial and postnuptial agreement services and advice to protect:

  • Pre-marital assets: Assets owned by either party prior to the marriage;
  • Overseas pre-marital assets: Assets owned by either party that are located outside of Australia;
  • Marital assets: Assets acquired by either party during the marriage; and
  • Loan and gifts from parents: Assets that are earned by their parents’ financial contributions; and
  • Future inheritance: Assets that are expected to be inherited by either party in the future.

If any of the statements resonate with you, you should speak to our lawyer today to find out the best course of action.

  • You or your partner bring assets into the marriage.
  • Either of you enters the marriage with significant debt.
  • Either of you anticipates receiving an inheritance in the future.
  • You or your partner own a business.
  • You or your partner have a child or children from a previous relationship.
  • You and your partner are about to live together and commence a defacto relationship
  • Either of you wants a peace of mind in the event of a separation. 

Frequently asked questions

When should I prepare a prenuptial agreement?

To avoid legal and emotional complications, it’s best to prepare a prenuptial agreement well before your wedding day, ideally several months in advance.

This allows both parties time to carefully consider the agreement and seek independent legal advice. Creating an agreement too close to the wedding may raise suspicion and could be challenged in court. Early preparation can provide peace of mind and protect your assets and financial future.

Get in touch with us now to find out your options to protect your assets. 

Is it too late to prepare a financial agreement after the wedding or during my marriage?

It is never too late to create a prenuptial agreement, even after your wedding or during your marriage. A postnuptial agreement, also known as a marital agreement, can be created at any point in your marriage and serves the same purpose as a prenuptial agreement. This type of agreement can address important issues like property division of pre-marital and post-martial assets, spousal support, and debt allocation.

Seek legal advice if you are considering a postnuptial agreement.

Is a prenuptial agreement or a postnuptial agreement legally binding in Australia?

In Australia, a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement is valid for settling property and financial matters between parties in the event of a separation and death. According to the law, prenuptial agreements are considered valid as long as certain criteria are met.

It is best to obtain legal advice as soon as possible to find out whether a prenuptial agreement or a postnuptial agreement is right for you.

Can a prenuptial agreement or a post-nuptial agreement be overruled?

Yes, the Family Court has the authority to override any provisions in an agreement if there has been a significant change in the couple’s circumstances not accounted for in the agreement or if the agreement was not legally binding due to a lack of independent legal advice or evidence of fraud or unfairness.

Our lawyers can ensure that your agreement is legally binding and meets all necessary requirements. Contact us now. 

Can a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement cannot be changed once it is signed?

Yes, prenuptial agreements and postnuptial agreements can be amended or revoked by mutual agreement between the parties. However, it is important to contact a lawyer before making any changes to a prenuptial agreement, as the process can be complex and must comply with the legal requirements. It is also important to ensure that there has been a significant change in the couple’s circumstances that was not accounted for in the agreement. 

How much does it cost to get a prenuptial or a postnuptial agreement?

The cost of a prenuptial agreement or a postnuptial agreement in Australia can vary depending on the complexity of the agreement. In order to get a specific quote, it would be best to contact our lawyers directly. They can assess your specific needs and provide you with a fixed-fee quote. 

^This FAQ content is general in nature and not intended as legal advice. For specific legal advice regarding your situation, we strongly advise you to consult a lawyer

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At Canaan Lawyers, we are committed to achieving your desired outcome and enabling you to succeed. If you are getting married and want to ensure that your assets are protected, we offer pre-nuptial agreement and post-nuptial agreement services. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced lawyers.

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