Northern Insight magazine has featured Partner and Head of Family Law at Sweeney Miller Law, Rebecca Cresswell, in its latest issue.


In “Certainty in times of uncertainty: Prenuptial agreements for business owners” Rebecca explores the benefits of having a prenuptial agreement in place if you own a business. In the article Rebecca covers:

  • What Pre and Post-nuptial Agreements are
  • The rise of the ‘Prenup’
  • The financial implications of marriage or a civil partnership for business owners
  • You and your business’ future
  • Hoping for the best but plan for the worst


Commenting on the value of pre- and post-nuptial agreements Rebecca said:


“We all look forward to the beautiful romantic ceremony, but after the confetti has settled and if the relationship sadly breaks down, it is often not so beautiful to find out all of your assets have been shared with your spouse. Not understanding – or planning for – this possibility from the outset can create a risk of financial hardship and retirement poverty later in life. Whilst we all hope for the best, it is crucial to plan for the worst by getting expert advice and ensuring certainty in times of uncertainty”.


The Sweeney Miller Law Family team works closely with colleagues in our busy company, commercial and estate planning teams so we can advise couples on the whole range of considerations when entering a marriage or civil partnership with business assets or significant financial wealth. Our pragmatic, partner-led approach and commercial understanding provide comfort in the knowledge that your pre- or post-nuptial agreement is tailored, fair, and appropriate for your circumstances.


If you want to speak to an experienced, pragmatic divorce solicitor, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our family law team on 0345 900 5401 or contact Rebecca Cresswell by email at


Read the full article here.


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