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Even when a couple is already married or in a civil partnership, post-marital agreements can be extremely useful for setting out what assets each party should receive if the relationship should come to an end.

Similarly to a pre-nuptial agreement, the ‘pre-marriage’ assets are set out, alongside any assets acquired during the marriage, and an agreement is reached as to what should happen to them.

Sometimes post-nuptial agreements can focus on specific assets, such as a family inheritance which one party wants to protect, or perhaps where one party is being brought into a family business, so as to set out the position for them and their spouse in the case of a divorce. In this way, the agreements can be used as part of the wider family’s wealth and estate planning too.

Whatever the family situation, preparing a pre-nuptial or post-nuptial agreement can help to keep any separation as amicable and straightforward as is possible, helping to reduce the legal costs associated with a protracted dispute. We appreciate that every relationship is different, and so ensure that all agreements are tailored to the particular circumstances of every couple we advise.

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Post-nuptial Agreements

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The June Yorkshire Family Business Bulletin

This month, Thomas Wainman considers 'employee ownership' as an option for family businesses plus the usual mix of news, insights and perspectives.

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HMRC's Trust Registration Service – ACTION REQUIRED

In June 2017, HMRC Trust Registration Service is due to be launched and will require all trusts with potential UK tax liabilities to be registered.

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Beware of finance leases dressed up as operating leases

A reminder of when academies need ESFA consent.

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Schools Breakfast Club

Date: 11 Jul 2017

Venue: Wrigleys Solicitors, 19 Cookridge Street, Leeds, LS2 3AG

Speaker: Lisa Armstrong, Chartered Educational Psychologist at Evolution Psychology Ltd

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Breakfast Briefing

Date: 01 Aug 2017

Venue: Radisson Blu, Leeds

Speaker: Dr John McMullen, Partner at Wrigleys Solicitors

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Breakfast Briefing - 17th October 2017

Date: 17 Oct 2017

Venue: Radisson Blu, Leeds

Speaker: Dr John McMullen, Partner at Wrigleys Solicitors

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