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Let’s face it. No one wants to talk about prenuptial agreements. It’s uncomfortable thinking about what would happen if your marriage doesn’t work out.
Prenuptial agreements aren’t only for the wealthy. Everyday Australians increasingly use them.
We can’t predict life’s twists and turns, especially the impact they have on a marriage. But a prenuptial agreement can help a marriage by underpinning it with some certainty and security.
Prenup agreement require a lot of thought and must be done properly. If you are considering making a prenup, be sure to speak to our affordable and experienced family lawyers.
Our family lawyers are experts in preparing prenup agreements and our law firm has been rated Top Three Best Family Lawyers in Sydney for 7 consecutive years now.
Rated top 3 best Divorce Lawyers in Sydney for 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.
What is a Prenuptial Agreement?
A prenup is also known by its full name, prenuptial agreement. It’s an agreement that a couple makes before they get married (or before they start living together as a de facto couple).
A prenup is a type of binding financial agreement (BFA).
Purpose of a Prenup
It’s a contract that sets out what will happen to the property of each party, and the property of the relationship, if the marriage ends. Like a BFA, it can also deal with other issues such as spousal maintenance and child support. Property refers to the assets and debts of both parties. For example:
• Real estate
• Credit card debt
• Business assets
Preparing a Prenuptial Agreement
You may have a prenup to sign, or you may want to have one drafted to give to your partner. Either way, we can help.
In both situations, we start by identifying as much property as possible: what you own, what your partner owns, and what you’ve bought jointly. We also look at what you owe.
Once we’ve identified all assets and debts, we work out what they’re worth, and their possible value at specific points in the future.
Then we take into account any children, and whether you’re likely to have any more children.
We also get details from you about whether there’s any property you want to protect or preserve, for example, if the property from your first marriage should be left to the children of your first marriage.
We consider your current lifestyle and expenses, and your future needs. We’ll compare this with the cost of living, now and in the future.
Once we have all the information, we’ll give you advice about what the agreement should include, or whether you should sign one that’s been drafted for you.
It’s a detailed process. To get a proper understanding of all the financial circumstances and implications, we need the time to analyse, ask questions and seek information. That’s why it’s essential that you, and we, have enough time to make a proper assessment of how the prenup will impact you.
Client Testimonials and Reviews
During 2021 I had the pleasure of meeting and working with Antoinette Marie Gauci from Unified Family Lawyers.
After meeting and consulting with more than one firm I choose to work with Antoinette as I navigated my separation and property settlement. From the initial appointment to final settlement I found Antoinette to be informative, supportive and fair in the advise she offered . I always felt as though my best interests were being highlighted and all of my communications were answered promptly.
Apart from offering exceptional service I also felt that UFA was very reasonably priced.
I would highly recommend working with Unified Family Lawyers.
I’m so thankful for the service provided by Unified Family Lawyers in regards to my family matter. Frances and Tania were exceptional in all areas – from being highly professional, empathetic, approachable and responsive to all my legal needs. Together they obtained the optimal outcome for me and now I have my life in order. I highly recommend.
Would highly recommend Unified Lawyers. They were highly professional and compassionate, addressing challenging issues and working to resolve them. They were always available to assist and clarified complex processes.
Alex and Donna are unparalleled professionals and experts in their fields. If you are going through a difficult divorce, it can be really hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Alex and Donna have helped make this emotionally stressful time as easy as I think it can be with their down to earth and diligent communication. They take a lot of pride in their work and they are extremely talented and experienced. I genuinely feel like I am in very capable and caring hands. I can’t be any more grateful to them and the whole Unified Family Lawyers team. If you want someone on your side, you need to speak to Alex and Donna!
Navigating separation and divorce can typically be an emotionally, mentally and financially onerous undertaking.
However, engaging Unified Lawyers and entrusting my matter to the highly capable and consistently responsive team of Alex Bourne and Chris Kissoglou has certainly alleviated my stress, knowing that they were acting in my best interests with their sensible and pragmatic advice. With their skilled assistance, I was able to finalise my parenting plan and property settlement via mediation with a pleasing outcome that obviated the protracted costs of litigation.
Highly recommend Unified Lawyers and a special mention to the lawyer who assisted me with my case – Donna Nguyen. She was thoroughly professional since the day I contacted her, always on top of asking for information, filing the case on time and ensuring communication was top notch every step of the way. Most importantly very upfront around fees structure and was very informative around any hidden fees throughout the process. If every lawyer was like her, there wouldn’t ever be a single person left in doubt around laws and court procedures. She’s an absolute rockstar!
When looking for a family lawyer, a firm in the city asked for a large sum upfront to start with. With unified lawyers, upfront fee was reasonable and affordable for someone going through a difficult period in their life. I was invoiced monthly as I went, which was helpful. Taylor Reardon was my lawyer and she was very friendly and easy to communicate with. She did a great job guiding me through the process and supporting me through the asset split after separation. I highly recommend unified lawyers for family law matters.
Tania and her team have done fantastic job for my case. They take my case from my previous lawyer and get everything organised in a short notice. Thanks for their help, I am able to get my property settlement and other devorce matter solved within 2 months. I highly recommend Tania for family law matters.
I am so glad finally it came to an end!!. Thank you so much Taylor! you have advised me accordingly as to where I stand in my situation, and resolved my problem amicably. I was advised by many to how solicitors over charging their clients, unfortunately, it was not with Unified Family Lawyers. They are so reasonable in terms of charges and understand their clients well. I did the right choice by engaging the right firm.
I recommend Unified Lawyers for any Family or Domestic violence or issues; I have received excellent consultation when I called them first time in regards to an issue related to my neighbour. They first listen to issue and explained what would be potential ways to deal with the issue from lawful perspective and also send an follow up email to confirmed what was discussed. I was very worried with the particular issue but after talking to them I sensed hope and clear understanding what to do next. I give them a five star.
I cannot thank you enough for all your hard work, you have been absolutely amazing in helping me to finalise this colossal journey. Your support went above and beyond and I will continue our partnership well into the future. I highly recommend your services and can assure you have chosen the right path with Dominic.
I was supported by Unified Lawyers when I failed to appear at a family court matter. I was very pleased that they were able to get my situation undercontrol. I was informed of the procedure and also given excellent advise that resulted with us getting a balanced control back of my situation. We are only getting things started in my matter.I have every indiation and faith that that I am going to have a positive experience.
Thank you very much Alex and Marryanne your knowledge is awesome. I look forward to the case that Marryanne is going to put forward at my next hearing.
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