Pre-nups, Separations & Property Sharing
Matrimonial Property "Contracting Out" Agreements (AKA Pre-nups)
These agreements can provide considerable security for the future as well as being a very useful estate planning tool. Contrary to common belief they are often entered into by couples in very happy long-lasting relationships, as well as couples who are just starting out. They are also a useful tool in estate and asset planning. These agreements should ideally be considered before a serious relationship is entered into, particularly where people who are parents of children of prior relationships are coming together.
If you're owning property together you need to make sure you're on the same page. Whether you're owning property with family, friends, or colleagues, it pays to sort out as soon as possible how the property is owned, on what terms, and what will happen if one or more of you wants to be rid of the property in the future.
Separating is never easy, but we are here to make it as pain-free as possible. Whether you have been together 6 months or 60 years, we will take you through the steps required to sort out all the elements required to get you to where you want to be.
If you have minor children, you may need an agreement prepared which clarifies who will look after the children day-to-day, who will look after them on special occasions, who will make decisions around medical care they need, and trips they might accompany one parent or caregiver on. There are many elements that need consideration and agreement, and we can help you with navigating these.
Pet Custody Agreements
Sometimes it becomes difficult when separating or living apart from someone to decide whose care your pets will be in. If you need a custody agreement for your domestic animals such as cats and dogs we can help with that. Things which you may want to consider include whose care they will be in both day-to-day and special occasions, what will happen if one carer goes on holiday during the time they would usually have the pet/s in their care, who will pay for vet bills or insurance and how you will make decisions around veterinary care that could be required. These agreements are highly customisable depending on yours and your pet's circumstances and needs.
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