Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements have become increasingly important in today's complex world of relationships and finances. While they may not be the most romantic aspect of marriage, these legal agreements serve a crucial role in safeguarding your assets, interests, and peace of mind. At Drummond Miller, we understand the significance of such agreements and are dedicated to helping you navigate this sensitive, yet vital aspect of your relationship.

What is a Prenuptial Agreement?

A prenuptial agreement, often referred to as a prenup or premarital agreement, is a legal contract entered into by couples before they tie the knot. This agreement outlines the division of matrimonial assets, debts, and other financial matters, in the event of a divorce or separation. Prenuptial agreements can provide a sense of security and transparency for both parties, helping to prevent potential conflicts, should they experience a relationship breakdown.

What is a Postnuptial Agreement?

A postnuptial agreement, or postnup, is similar to a prenuptial agreement, with the main difference being that it's entered into after marriage. Postnuptial agreements can be invaluable tools for couples looking to address financial concerns or changes in their relationship dynamics.

Our Prenuptial

Agreement Services:


  • Tailored Agreements: Our experienced legal team will work closely with you to create a prenuptial agreement that suits your unique needs and circumstances. We understand that every relationship is different, and we're committed to crafting an agreement that reflects your wishes.
  • Legal Expertise: With in-depth knowledge of family law and extensive experience in drafting prenuptial agreements, we ensure that your agreement adheres to all legal requirements and provides you with the protection you need.

Our Postnuptial Agreement Services:


  • Conflict Resolution: In some cases, a postnuptial agreement can help address issues that have arisen during the course of the marriage, such as changes in financial circumstances or differing priorities. Our family lawyers are legal experts, who can assist you in finding mutually agreeable solutions.
  • Updating Agreements: If you already have a prenuptial agreement in place, a postnuptial agreement can be used to revise and update its terms to reflect your current situation. We'll ensure that your agreement complies with all legal requirements.

Why Choose Drummond Miller?

  • Expertise: Our team of experienced family law solicitors specialise in creating comprehensive, fair, and legally sound prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.
  • Personalised Service: We understand that every relationship is unique. Our family solicitors take the time to listen to your concerns and goals, tailoring agreements that suit your specific needs.
  • Confidentiality: We are experienced family lawyers, who prioritise your privacy and handle all matters with the utmost discretion and confidentiality.
  • Legal Compliance: Our firm stays up-to-date with the latest legal developments, ensuring that your agreement is legally valid and enforceable.

Our expert lawyers can assist you step-by-step to create a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement that gives you and your partner clarity and peace of mind 

Solicitors at Drummond Miller are experienced in providing advice to clients who are planning to marry (or enter into a Civil Partnership), and may wish to try and protect pre-marital assets acquired by one or both parties.

Frequently Asked Questions

The following information answers a few of the most commonly asked questions we are asked relating to prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. Our Family Law team are experts in handling all kinds of enquiries, please contact us to discuss your case.

Prenuptial agreements have become increasingly common in Scotland. A prenuptial agreement is entered into before marriage, with the aim of providing financial certainty and security in the event of a future separation. 

Divorce can bring about terrible uncertainty and conflict. A prenuptial agreement can help mitigate some of the uncertainty it can cause. 

There is a misconception that a prenuptial agreement is just for the rich, but actually the most common type is designed to protect premarital wealth for anyone who has assets acquired before the marriage which they would wish to protect: this may be a house, savings, shares or business interests. 

A prenuptial agreement is something that you and your partner enter into having each taken independent legal advice. It is an agreement about how to regulate the division of  assets and wealth between you in the event of a future separation. 

It is important that a prenuptial agreement is expertly prepared because it is a legally binding agreement that needs to be comprehensive and not prone to future challenge. It is strongly advised, therefore, that you use a professional legal firm such as Drummond Miller, with the relevant expertise to draw up your prenuptial agreement, to ensure it is enforceable if that should be necessary in the future. 

The key difference between these two types of agreement is the date of creation. A prenuptial agreement is prepared before a couple is joined by marriage, and a postnuptial agreement is prepared after the marriage has taken place. They both have the same intention of protecting the assets of those involved. 

Although yet to be fully challenged in the Scottish courts, there is a broad consensus that postnuptial and prenuptial agreements are enforceable, so long as the agreement was fair and reasonable when it was entered into.  

It is highly advisable that you seek professional legal support if you are looking into forming a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement with your partner.

If you have no experience drawing up a contract as complicated as a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement, then it’s hard to know where to even begin.

A specialist can talk you through a clear step-by-step plan to draw up and formalise your agreement. You can get clarity and guidance from a third party who is unbiased.

This can be invaluable in helping you and your partner to ensure that you cover everything you own or are soon to own. You get clarity and peace of mind both when drawing up the contract, and if it ever needed to be used.

Get the best legal advice

As we're one of Scotland’s leading family law firms, we are extremely experienced in advising clients on pre and post nuptial agreements. If you would like advice regarding entering into a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement, contact us today. A member of our friendly Family Law team, who operate from our offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Bathgate, Dalkeith and Musselburgh will be happy to discuss your situation and options with you.


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