Pre-nuptial and Post-nuptial Agreements

Protecting your interests

Here at Hart Brown, we understand that pre-nuptial agreements are not the first thing you want to think about if you are planning a wedding. If the relationship was to break down then you may have assets that you wish to protect. This is when a pre-nuptial agreement would come into place, as this would set out on record what will happen if the relationship ends.

It is a common misconception that pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements are just for the wealthy and famous, this is not always the case. If you have a business, have inherited a substantial amount of money or own a property before you get married then this could be a beneficial option to you.

If you did not have time to deal with a pre-nuptial agreement before your wedding it is possible to enter into a post-nuptial agreement. Our solicitors can advise you on your options should you wish to protect your assets when you get married.

Get in touch today on 01483 887766 or start a live chat to speak to one of our specialist family solicitors about pre- and post-nuptial agreements.

Who to contact

Sharon Powell

Partner, Head of Family

Partner, Head of Family

Sharon Powell

Sharon has over 20 years experience in all aspects of family law and in particular the financial aspects of high value divorces. Sharon is a trained collaborative lawyer and she is particularly experienced in dealing with couples who have assets abroad.

She is a Resolution member and qualified in mediation and collaborative family law.

“A break up of a relationship is very sad for everyone concerned” says Sharon. “I believe that our role is to try and help both parties reach a solution which they are both happy with. When feelings are running high this can sometimes be difficult but I believe we can make a difference”.

Sharon is often thanked by her clients for her sympathetic and supportive approach through a traumatic time in their lives.

Her most memorable case was in a divorce where financial matters involving significant assets were resolved amicably yet parties persisted to argue about kitchen utensils!

Sharon qualified as a solicitor in 1986 and joined Hart Brown in 2007 becoming a partner a few months later.

    Ellie Newbery

    Consultant, Family Law

    Consultant, Family Law

    Ellie Newbery

    Ellie’s strength lies in her clear, sensible and collaborative approach to gain the best outcomes for her clients and their families.

    Ellie advises clients on the best route to reach agreement on the decisions that need to be made on divorce, matrimonial finance and children. Her main focus area lies in divorce and complex financial remedy cases, for high-net-worth and middle-income clients. She has previously been accredited Resolution Accredited Specialist in this area, as well as in Private Law Children work achieving an award for highest marks in the country in her core paper.

    Ellie acts for parents in private law applications and negotiations across issues including child arrangements, change of school, removal from the jurisdiction and parental responsibility. She assists clients in resolving disputes about where the children will live and who they will spend time with. Ellie also assists unmarried separating couples.

    Ellie qualified as a family solicitor in 2008 after reading history at Durham University and worked in Kent, Surrey and London before joining Hart Brown in 2021. Ellie has been a member of the Surrey Resolution Committee since 2015.

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