Pre-nuptial agreements

Pre-Nuptial Lawyers from Mornington to Mt Eliza

Pre-nuptial agreements (referred to in the Family Law Act as ‘binding financial agreements’) are growing in popularity, particularly amongst people who have previously been through a family law separation. If you would prefer to work out the division of assets and liabilities in advance of a potential separation occurring in the future, entering into a binding financial agreement could be a good choice.

At Calley Rajah Family Lawyers, we can help you organise and implement your pre-nuptial agreement. Our team will talk you through the process, and allow you and your partner to fully understand the terms of the contract you are entering.

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Statistics show that just under one in three marriages or de facto relationships end in separation and this figure rises dramatically to one out of two relationships ending in the case where one or both parties have re-partnered.

A binding financial agreement will provide for certainty in the event that the relationship ends in the future. An agreement of this nature can also be used to exclude inherited assets, family heirlooms and significant gifts from claim by the other party if the relationship breaks down.

The law allows married and de facto couples to enter into a written financial agreement that is binding on them. The agreement replaces the spouses’ property and spousal support rights under the Family Law Act. The agreement may also include child support, but it must comply with the Child Support (Assessment) Act

Contact our Pre-Nup Lawyers today

You must speak to a lawyer before entering into a pre-nuptial agreement as the agreement needs to include a statement of independent legal advice signed by the solicitor representing you and your partner. Calley Rajah Family Lawyers will work with you to create a binding financial agreement that applies to your unique circumstances.

You can contact our lawyers on (03) 9781 4222, and they’ll be more than happy to help organise pre-nuptial arrangements. We urge you to contact our lawyers for the best knowledge surrounding any aspects of family law. We service clients in the following areas:

  • Cheltenham
  • Mornington
  • Mt Eliza
  • Melbourne
  • Braeside
  • Brighton
  • Chelsea
  • Hampton