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Financial Agreements Post Marriage: Postnuptial agreement.

a post nuptial agreement is a way to protect your assets after getting married. A postnup operates in a similar way to a prenuptial agreement except it is made after the wedding under section 90C of the Family Law Act 1975 .

Postnuptial agreements deal with the practical issue of how to establish an agreed and fair distribution of shared assets and interests if the marriage breaks down.

It is common for couples to make such post marriage agreements to help resolve issues in their marriage caused by disagreements over finances, assets, children, etc.

Many couples will be surprised to learn that making a postnuptial agreement can actually promote harmony by helping one or both of the parties to feel more secure in the relationship.

Reasons a couple might consider a postnuptial agreement.

bluecheck An increasing number of families have two working partners, running careers and / or businesses. They may have a strong desire to exercise separate control and ownership over these enterprises. A postnup allows them to set down these arrangement in writing so that uncertainty or conflict is minimised.

bluecheck Postnups are sometimes considered in mediation where there has been a temporary breakdown in the marriage or the parties wish to establish a degree of certainty as to the financial outcome of any permanent breakdown.

bluecheck If the financial status of either spouse changes after their wedding. Changes in a career, receiving an inheritance, experiencing a change in investment income, selling a business, etc. are all valid reasons to want a postnuptial agreement.

bluecheck Remarriage. Individuals entering their second or third marriages who have children from prior unions, who want to make sure that their assets go to their respective children or parents or another beneficiary can benefit from a postnup. As the age of first-time brides and grooms continues to rise, even couples entering into their first marriages are likely to bring more assets to the relationship than was common in the past.

bluecheck Didn’t get around to making a Prenup ? It’s hardly the most romantic subject and it is understandable if a couple find it difficult to discuss breaking up when a life together is just beginning. Sometimes couples just don’t get around to it, or are unable to complete a prenup before the wedding takes place. So a postnuptial agreement is the logical follow-up.

Avoid the Court

A financial agreement lessens the need to enter court proceedings and extended litigation following a relationship breakdown because it prevents the parties from going to Court for orders relating to the assets and liabilities covered in the agreement.

All litigation is expensive and the outcome inherently uncertain. Matrimonial litigation also comes with an added emotional cost. A financial agreement that provides certainty avoids these financial and emotional costs, and allows a couple to decide in advance what would be a fair division of their assets if, for any reason, their marriage were to fail.

Download your Post Nuptial Kit only $

This Post Nuptial Financial Agreement has been drafted to comply with s90C of the Family Law Act 1975 for married couples intending to stay together.

The Kit includes:

  • Postnup Agreement template written in plain English
  • A Comprehensive, Plain English, Users Guide which answers your questions
  • Sample agreement so you know what the completed agreement should look like
  • Sample clauses within the Users Guide help you to tailor the document to your own situation - just cut and paste!
  • Bonus Will kit because you often need to update your Will when making a Postnup.
  • Access to the Exclusive Members area which takes you through the process step-by-step
  • Complimentary Agreement Assessment - we check your draft agreement to determine whether if is suitable for our Legal Review Service. This is how we save you thousands of dollars in legal fees.
  • Access to fixed price Legal Advice so you can get your agreement certified without spending a fortune.

No Need to Wait - this Agreement kit is available for immediate download from the receipt page upon successful payment.

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Each party must receive independent legal advice.

Important NoteOnce you have drafted your Post Nuptial Agreement, the law requires that each party must receive independent legal advice and the agreement must contain a certificate from a lawyer stating that each party has received said advice.

This ensures that neither party can argue that they were not aware of the impact of the document they were signing.

Our financial agreement review service is available to assist you in completing the legal advice component of your FA at a LOW FIXED RATE of just $ and that covers both parties.

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