How to protect your business with a pre nuptial agreement

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How to protect your business with a pre nuptial agreement

By Lara Davies on April 6, 2023

Planning for a divorce is not something that couples enjoy thinking about when they are about to get married. However, it is important to be prepared for any outcome, especially if one or both partners own a business. Having a pre or postnuptial agreement can be an effective way to protect business assets in the event of a divorce. In this article, we will discuss the importance of pre and postnuptial agreements, reasons for considering a prenup, and how OLS Solicitors can provide expert legal advice to protect your assets and your business.


Importance of pre and postnuptial agreements:


A prenuptial agreement is a contract that couples sign before getting married that outlines the ownership of assets, including businesses. A postnuptial agreement, on the other hand, is a contract that couples sign after getting married. Both agreements should clearly state ownership and how assets will be divided, and can be taken into account by the court when deciding on financial settlements. Although pre and postnuptial agreements are not legally binding in British courts, they can strongly influence any court decisions, as long as the court is satisfied that both partners entered into the agreement willingly and fairly, with full disclosure of their finances and having received legal advice.


Reasons for considering a prenuptial agreement:


  • Agree on asset division in advance: By having a prenuptial agreement, couples can calmly agree in advance how assets will be shared in a divorce, rather than having to do so during the emotional time of a separation.
  • Retain control of your business: A prenuptial agreement can provide you with total control of your business after the divorce.
  • Protect against splitting up the business: For family farms, a prenuptial agreement can be essential in protecting inherited farming assets (including property, farmland, and machinery) or your interest in the farming business.
  • Safeguard inherited property or assets: A prenuptial agreement can “ring-fence” any inherited property or assets associated with the business, or which you wish to pass on as an inheritance in the future.
  • Protect against business-related debts: A prenuptial agreement can protect you or your spouse from any debts accrued by the business.
  • Aid in succession planning for the business: A prenuptial agreement can help with succession planning for the business.
  • Record business assets: A prenuptial agreement serves as a record of the business assets and who owns what.
  • Prevent business disruption during divorce: A prenuptial agreement can prevent any disruption to the business during the divorce.

How OLS Solicitors can help:

OLS Solicitors is a leading UK law firm with a team of experienced legal professionals who can provide expert legal advice on pre and postnuptial agreements. Their solicitors have extensive experience advising business owners and farming families, and they can help you protect your business interests and assets.

OLS Solicitors can help with


Drafting and reviewing pre and postnuptial agreements

Ensuring that both parties enter into the agreement willingly and fairly, with full disclosure of their finances and having received legal advice

Providing guidance and support to both parties on legal and procedural issues

Liaising with other departments within the company to ensure that legal services are provided effectively and efficiently

Keeping up-to-date with changes in divorce law and procedural rules

OLS Solicitors has a strong reputation and positive review ratings on Review Solicitors, which indicates that they provide high-quality legal services to their clients. They have expertise in all areas of family, commercial, and agricultural law, and they are committed to providing cost-effective legal solutions.




A pre or postnuptial agreement is a vital tool for business owners and farming families to protect their assets and the business.

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    Pre nuptial agreements are on the rise

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    Pre nuptial agreements are on the rise

    By Lara Davies on March 30, 2023

    pre nups are on the rise as couples protect assets

    Are you planning to get married and considering a prenuptial agreement? If so, you’re not alone. Our law firm, OLS Solicitors, has seen a 60% increase in prenuptial agreements since 2021.

    As solicitors with  a particular expertise in prenups, we can guide you through the process and help you protect your assets and interests. We cna also advise people who have been asked to sign pre nups as to whether it is in their best interests to do so.


    What is a prenuptial agreement?

    A prenuptial agreement is a legal document that outlines how your assets will be divided in the event of a divorce. It can help you protect your assets and ensure that both parties are aware of their rights and responsibilities. Prenups are not just for the wealthy; anyone with assets to protect can benefit from having one in place.


    Why choose OLS Solicitors?

    At OLS Solicitors, we have a wealth of experience in drafting prenuptial agreements. We understand that each couple’s situation is unique and will work with you to create a customised agreement that suits your needs. With our expertise, you can be confident that your prenup is legally binding and protects your interests.


    Our Approach

    We take a personalised approach to each prenuptial agreement. We begin by understanding your situation and listening to your concerns and needs. From there, we will guide you through the legal process and draft a prenup that is tailored to your specific needs. We will ensure that your prenup is as legally watertight as possible taking into account the current case law.


    Benefits of a prenuptial agreement

    Having a prenuptial agreement in place can provide a range of benefits, including:


    Asset protection: A prenup can protect your assets and ensure that they are distributed according to your wishes in the event of a divorce.


    Clarity: A prenup can provide clarity and avoid misunderstandings about financial arrangements and division of assets.


    Cost savings: A prenup can save you money on legal fees in the event of a divorce, as it can help streamline the process.


    Protection for children: A prenup can protect assets for children from previous relationships.


    Prenuptial agreements are becoming more and more popular, and at OLS Solicitors, we have seen a 121% increase in prenups since 2021 as more couples seek to preserve assets after marrying later in life.

    If you’re considering a prenup, don’t hesitate to reach out to us for legal guidance. We can help you protect your assets and interests and provide you with peace of mind for your future together.

    Please take a look at our dedicated pre nuptial agreement service page for prices and process.

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