Practice Areas

Family Law De Facto Law

Pre-nuptial Agreements

Pre-nuptial agreements is an expression used to cover agreements before marriage or relationships. They provide an opportunity for people who wish to create certainty as to what would occur if their relationship does not work out.

Binding Financial Agreements may be entered into before you marry, during a marriage, and upon the breakdown of a marriage. Since 1 March 2009 they can also be entered into by de facto couples, a de facto relationship the definition of de facto includes a same sex relationship, and may be entered into before you enter a relationship, during a relationship, and upon the breakdown of a relationship.

The Process involves the completion of document called a Binding Financial Agreement which must be signed by both parties and contain a statement that before the agreement was signed the party has been provided with independent legal advice from a legal practitioner and annex a certificate of that independent legal advice. The estimate of our fees (inclusive of GST) is $1,250.

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