Relationship Property Agreement

Create a binding agreement online and take control of your future.

While it may not be the most romantic thing to discuss, Relationship Property Agreements, or pre-nups, are there to protect both parties. They come into play when the relationship ends and assets need to be divided fairly. Create one online today and have reassurance for the future.

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How it works

  

Purchase the agreement online

Pay only $350 for a comprehensive agreement you can complete yourself.

Purchase the agreement 

 

Complete the agreement 

You will be guided through step by step as you create your own personalised agreement.

 

 

 

Certify the agreement

For your agreement to be enforceable, you need to get advice on its implications and have it certified by a lawyer. Agreeable will arrange independent lawyers to complete this process if you wish. The price will be quoted and invoiced in full prior to commencing, meaning there will be no hidden costs.

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Certify the agreement 

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Download our quick guide on creating a Relationship Property Agreement

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Download our quick guide on creating a Relationship Property Agreement

1. Purchase the Agreement

Why pay $1,000 for an agreement made by a lawyer when for only $350.00 we will provide you with a comprehensive Relationship Property Agreement you can complete yourself. For your agreement to be enforceable, you need to get advice on its effect and implications. The advising lawyer then needs to certify they have given you this advice.

2. Complete the Agreement

The document will guide you step-by-step through everything you need to cover. In our experience, it takes fewer than 30 minutes to complete, however this may vary depending on the complexity. It is in the best interests of both you and your partner to disclose all information about your property and it may also help reduce certification costs!

3. Certify the Agreement

For your agreement to be enforceable, you need to get advice on its implications, and the advising Agreeable lawyer needs to certify they have given you this advice. The price will be quoted and invoiced in full prior to starting so, there will be no hidden costs but for an indication of price, you can get a cost estimate here →  Certification can be done entirely online, saving you time and money!

How much will certification cost me?

BASIC
If your agreement is basic (you’re only dividing simple assets and liabilities like a family home, bank accounts, and personal belongings), the cost of certification for two people generally starts at $1,500 – $1,750 plus GST.

MODERATE
If your agreement is moderate (you have some more complicated assets, like a business or rental properties, or one party is making adjustment payments to the other), the cost of certification for two people generally starts at $2,000 plus GST.

COMPLEX
If your agreement is complex (you have significant or complex assets like trusts or big business interests, or your assets/liability are very complicated!) the price will be determined according to the complexity and volume of work involved.  In some circumstances, we may not be able to provide a fixed-fee, but we will work with you to determine how to move forward.

For more information about pricing, download our Free Quick Guide or try our Cost Estimation tool.

 

If you have any questions, please email us or call us on 0800 9 AGREE

Who’s using Agreeable?

Neither my ex-partner nor I wanted to go through the process of paying lawyers to create an agreement when we had already decided how to split our assets. The Agreeable process was an easy way to do it ourselves, while still complying with the law and creating a binding agreement.

Cameron and Kate

The clear guide to the process, the flat fee and the fact that we could do the whole process from home convinced me to go ahead with arranging this RPA through your service. I would just like to say that I found the whole process – in particular the website, the form to create/send the draft agreement and the responsiveness to emails from yourself and your team - incredibly slick, efficient and a pleasure to “navigate”. I’m not usually one to give feedback, but I said to myself several times through the process that I must give you all some feedback as the experience was so good, and I would definitely recommend your service to others.

Tom

Juanita and Jodi were in a relationship that was getting serious. They met in 2016 and moved in together in 2017. They were thinking of getting married. Each of them wanted to keep their own assets and income that they were bringing to the relationship separate. They found Agreeable online and bought the relationship property agreement. They drafted it themselves (with help from the online document builder) and then used Agreeable to arrange for independent experts to give each of them advice. Once that had happened, each of them signed the agreement and the lawyers certified it. The agreement enabled them to be confident of how their assets will be dealt with in the event of them separating. All of that happened online and cost them about $1900 in total.

Who’s using Agreeable?

Juanita and Jodi were in a relationship that was getting serious. They met in 2016 and moved in together in 2017. They were thinking of getting married. Each of them wanted to keep their own assets and income that they were bringing to the relationship separate. They found Agreeable online and bought the relationship property agreement. They drafted it themselves (with help from the online document builder) and then used Agreeable to arrange for independent experts to give each of them advice. Once that had happened, each of them signed the agreement and the lawyers certified it. The agreement enabled them to be confident of how their assets will be dealt with in the event of them separating. All of that happened online and cost them about $1900 in total.

Any couple can create a relationship property agreement

A relationship property agreement or “pre-nup” can be entered into at any point during a relationship.

Do I need a prenup?

Prenups are becoming increasingly common, for good reason. Prenups set out what will happen to property that was acquired by you and your partner before and during your relationship if you separate down the road. In our experience, these are the most common reasons why people come to use for a prenup:

  1. One person is contributing more to the deposit for their house and wants to ensure they get out what they put in;
  2. there is significant debt on one side or the other;
  3. they want to protect their Kiwisaver or superannuation; or
  4. they want to protect prized possessions such as cars, boats and even pets.

 

What is the main benefit of getting a prenup?

Security! They say there are two things in life that are certain: death and divorce. But there are also two others: relationships get messy, and lawyers are expensive. You combine the two and you’re left with something virtually no one wants to engage with. 

By getting a prenup, you and your partner can move forward with certainty and the assurance that you both know exactly where you stand now and in the future.

Things to keep in mind when agreeing your prenup

  1.  Be transparent about your assets.
  2. Know what you want to get out of a prenup.
  3. Know when you are likely to become ‘de-facto’ under the Property (Relationships) Act (it goes without saying that you should also remember when your wedding is!). A good general rule of thumb is that becoming de facto usually takes three years of living together.
  4. Know when your property goes from being separate property to relationship property (hint, if you spend your “nest-egg” on a deposit for the family home, then it becomes relationship property). If you don’t know, we can help!
  5. We will do everything we can to take the niggle out of getting a prenup. We will arrange the lawyers, the online signing platform, negotiate the cost and keep you informed. We will be here every step of the way.

 

We look forward to working with you!

If you’re ready to work some magic and start drafting your own prenup, get started! If you have any questions about how the process works, feel free to give us a call on 0800 9 AGREE.