Prenuptial Agreements and Cohabitation Agreements

You may wish to enter into an agreement with your partner before living together, getting married, or entering into a civil partnership.  At Butcher and Barlow our Family Law team are able to advise upon pre-nuptial and cohabitation agreements.  The purpose of these agreements is to set out your understanding on what will happen if the relationship breaks down to try and avoid a dispute arising over property and financial matters in the future.

It is widely thought that such agreements are only used by people with a large amount of assets but they can be used for relationships with assets of any size and it is important to protect your assets in all cases.

Providing an agreed basis for what you would like to happen upon any future breakdown of a relationship can help to reduce the cost and stress of a relationship breakdown by avoiding a dispute arising in the future.  The Family Law team at Butcher and Barlow can advise on the information that should be made available to enter into such an agreement, the terms of the agreement and provide advice upon the legal status of such agreements.

The Family Law Team

Meet our specialist Family Law team

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Rachel Cryan


Kevan Hankinson

Kevan Hankinson

Bury - Family Department

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Angela Gleave


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Abigail Cooper


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Helen Oakes

Frodsham, Runcorn

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Laura Simmonds


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David Sykes

Bury - Family Department

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Rachael Pyke

Bury - Family Department

Katy Morgan

Bury - Family Department