A nervous disposition
It is now some ten years since the UK Supreme Court gave its landmark decision in the case of Radmacher v Granatino  UKSC 42 on the use and effectiveness of prenuptial agreements. In doing so it moved the emphasis on to holding the parties to their bargain when setting out the principle that "the court should give effect to a nuptial agreement that is freely entered into by each party with a full appreciation of its implications unless in the circumstances prevailing it would not be fair to hold the parties to their agreement."
Jordan Williams, wealth manager at Artorius, and Abby Buckland, Senior Associate in the family and divorce team at Kingsley Napley, believe that a collaborative approach to preserving family wealth at an early stage is necessary. In this blog, they share some of the practical ways in which family wealth can be preserved in the event of divorce or death.
Whilst most weddings and plans to marry have been put on hold during the coronavirus crisis, couples are still giving thought to the future of their relationship and with it, what control they have over their financial arrangements if that relationship should end. In this blog, Abby Buckland explains some of the proactive steps parents can take to help preserve wealth intended for their blood family.
The third instalment of this series of The Split developed the concerning storyline of Richie’s coercive and controlling behaviour towards his wife Fi and introduced a new case involving a mother’s attempts to force the annulment of her son’s marriage to prevent his new husband claiming a share of their family wealth.
In this blog we consider whether a pre-nuptial agreement is a good option to help protect the estates of vulnerable individuals in the event that their marriage should come to an end.
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