Relationship Property Agreement

Create a binding prenuptial (prenup) or postnuptial agreement online, and take control of your future.

Relationship Property Agreement

Create a binding prenuptial agreement (prenup) online and take control of your future.

While a prenup may not be the most romantic thing to discuss, Relationship Property Agreements, or prenuptial agreements are there to protect both parties. A “prenup” is a written contract that enables spouses to opt-out of relationship property being divided equally. Create your own prenup online today and have reassurance for the future.

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A list of quick facts about Agreeable's relationship property agreement.

While it’s not the most romantic thing to discuss, a Relationship Property Agreement, a.k.a prenuptial, postnuptial, or contracting out agreement, is there to protect both parties. It’s a written contract that enables you to opt-out of relationship property being divided equally. Create your own “prenup” online today and have clarity for the future.

How it works →

About relationship property →

Frequently asked questions →

Get started →

A list of quick facts about Agreeable's relationship property agreement.

How it works

 

Purchase the agreement online

Pay only $450 for our tool to build your personalised prenup – why pay $1,000 and wait weeks to draft with a law firm?

Best of all, the $450 includes help from our team to prepare your agreement for certification.

Purchase the agreement 

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Complete the agreement 

Our online tool guides you step-by-step to create a clear, understandable, and legally sound agreement. Once you’ve completed the questionnaire, which takes most people about 20-30 minutes you’ll be instantly emailed your draft agreement as a Word document. Remember, our team can help with edits at no extra cost!

 

 

 

Certify the agreement online

For your agreement to be enforceable, you need to get advice on its implications and have it certified by a lawyer each. We can arrange online, fixed-fee certification by two independent lawyers on our panel, saving most Kiwis over $1,000 on legal costs.

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Certify the agreement 

Agreeable is a cost-effective option for getting a prenup agreement – faster, cheaper, and easier than it has traditionally been.

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Find out more by downloading our Quick Guide on creating a Relationship Property Agreement.
Relationship property agreement quick guide

Find out more by downloading our Quick Guide on creating a Relationship Property Agreement.

Relationship property agreement quick guide

1. Purchase the Agreement

Why pay $1,000 for an agreement from a law firm? For only $450, we provide you with a comprehensive Relationship Property Agreement via an online questionnaire that creates the agreement for you. Don’t forget: the agreement will still need to be certified – and you can do it with us!

Click the button below to sign up to our online platform, where you can purchase your agreement and complete the online questionnaire:

Check what information you'll need on hand to complete the agreement.
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Information checklist

Relationship details

  • Details of the parties and any children
  • Significant dates of the relationship (first date, wedding, etc)
  • Whether you want incomes to remain separate
  • Address of any family home and ownership information
  • Whether you want the family home to be relationship or separate property
  • Name of any trusts that involve the family home
  • Whether either party will be using a certifying lawyer via audio-visual link

Property information

All property, of each party, that you would like to designate as separate property if the relationship ends, and all property that you would leave as relationship property.

“Property” should include:

  • Any land/houses that either party owns, the estimated value, and any mortgage information
  • Any businesses owned, with the name, ownership breakdown, and estimated value
  • Bank accounts and other major assets such as shares or cryptocurrency, with estimated value
  • Kiwisavers of both parties with provider name and estimated amount in fund
  • Vehicles, debts, inheritances, life insurance policies, valuables, and chattels (all with estimated values where applicable)

NOTE: for overseas property, include moveable property (bank accounts, vehicles, valuables, etc) but not immovable property (land & houses).

Check what information you'll need on hand to complete the agreement.
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Information checklist

Relationship details

  • Details of the parties and any children
  • Significant dates of the relationship (first date, wedding, etc)
  • Whether you want incomes to remain separate
  • Address of any family home and ownership information
  • Whether you want the family home to be relationship or separate property
  • Name of any trusts that involve the family home
  • Whether either party will be using a certifying lawyer via audio-visual link

Property information

All property, of each party, that you would like to designate as separate property if the relationship ends, and all property that you would leave as relationship property.

“Property” should include:

  • Any land/houses that either party owns, the estimated value, and any mortgage information
  • Any businesses owned, with the name, ownership breakdown, and estimated value
  • Bank accounts and other major assets such as shares or cryptocurrency, with estimated value
  • Kiwisavers of both parties with provider name and estimated amount in fund
  • Vehicles, debts, inheritances, life insurance policies, valuables, and chattels (all with estimated values where applicable)

NOTE: for overseas property, include moveable property (bank accounts, vehicles, valuables, etc) but not immovable property (land & houses).

2. Complete the Agreement

The questionnaire will guide you step-by-step through everything you need to cover. It usually takes under 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 separate 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 lawyer needs to certify they have given you this advice. We provide two lawyers, from separate firms, to certify at a fixed quote so there are no hidden costs. For an indication of price, you can get a cost estimate here. Certification can be done entirely online, saving you time and money!

Refer a friend: save $100 on your certification by referring a friend to also purchase a Relationship Property Agreement with us!

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 $1,950 + 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 $2,500 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 “prenup” can be entered into at any point during a relationship.

Do I need a prenup?

Prenups are becoming increasingly common, for good reason. Here are the most common reasons why people come to us for prenuptial agreements:

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

Keep in mind too – you don’t have to be pre-marriage to get a Relationship Property Agreement. It can work as a “postnup” if you’ve already married, and even if you’re a de facto relationship and you don’t plan to get married soon.

What does a prenup do?

A prenup sets out what will happen to property acquired by you and your partner before and during your relationship if you separate down the road. A prenup gives you security, and lets you and your partner move forward with certainty and the assurance of property division.

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 organising a prenup agreement, and doing so with an easier solution like Agreeable, you’ll both know exactly where you stand now and in the future.

How long does a prenup take?

Writing up a prenup can take less than 30 minutes with Agreeable, provided you purchase the agreement with the information required to fill out our simple questionnaire (bank statements, most recent asset valuations, etc). Drafting a prenup with a traditional law firm can take weeks and cost you thousands of dollars.

The certification process can take less than 10 days with Agreeable from payment to completion. We try to take no more than two weeks (as the agreement goes to each party and their lawyer consecutively). Timing does depend, however, on how quickly all parties make progress on the agreement. With a traditional law firm, drafting and certifying the prenup often takes over a month.

Things both parties must keep in mind with prenuptial agreements

  1. Be transparent about your assets and know what you want to get out of a prenup.
  2. Know when you are likely to become ‘de-facto’ under the Property (Relationships) Act. A good general rule of thumb is that a qualifying relationship usually means the two parties have lived together for three years.
  3. Know when your property goes from being separate to relationship property – also called marital property or community property. (Hint: if you spend your nest egg on a deposit for the family home, it becomes relationship property). If you don’t know, the Agreeable team is here to help!

We look forward to working with you!

If you’re ready to work some magic and start drafting your own prenuptial agreement, get started! 

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