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A pre-nuptial agreement provides clarity for couples in respect of their finances and children in their relationship. A prenuptial agreement is suitable for both marrying couples and couples about to register their civil partnership.
The agreement must be entered into voluntarily, each party having had independent legal advice and must be signed at least 21 days prior to any wedding or civil partnership ceremony.
Your lawyer will obtain information needed from you and create an agreement for your signature. The courts are not obliged under UK law to keep to the agreement but unless there have been significant changes they are likely to regard the agreement as very persuasive.
Our fees: £1500
VAT on our fees: £300
Total of £1800.00
The fee includes drafting and amending the agreement as well as time for discussions and advice to you. The fee assumes that you have agreed to the general nature of what you would like to happen if your relationship ends. If you are in dispute about an aspect of this you will need advice beyond that provided by the fixed fee. If you believe this applies to you contact Lyons to obtain a quote.
This fixed fee is valid in cases where the assets of the couple concerned are below £1 million. Where there are assets above this level a much more detailed investigation of the finances is required which may involve other advisers (for example IFAs and pensions specialist) and the discussions and negotiations may take longer. If you believe this applies to you contact Lyons to obtain a quote. We would expect to be able to agree a fixed fee having discussed your particular circumstances.
By paying a fixed fee at the start of your case you have certainty about the costs involved. The alternative is to pay an hourly rate for the time your lawyer spends on your case. We believe you should pay for the work that needs to be done rather than the time it takes to do it.
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