Pre-nuptial & Post-nuptial Agreements

26 February 2020

Reflections on The Split – S2, E3: Non-molestation orders, a rehab romance and protecting the family wealth

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.

Cate Maguire

25 February 2020

How can vulnerable individuals be protected financially when getting married and is a pre-nuptial agreement the answer?

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.

Cate Maguire

12 February 2020

Reflections on The Split - S2, E1: The Defoes are back – affairs, prenups and pregnancies

It was affairs, prenups and pregnancies in the first episode of The Split last night as the BBC One drama returned to our screens for a second series. We found ourselves delving back into the complicated lives of the Defoes, three months after Hannah went knocking on Christie’s door against her better judgment. It seems, however, that things are back on track - Hannah and Nathan are still together, Rose is having a baby and the Noble Hale Defoe merger was the smoothest in legal history. What could possibly go wrong?

Liam Hurren

5 February 2020

How to enforce a prenuptial agreement

It is almost ten years since the landmark decision of the Supreme Court in Radmacher v Granatino [2010] UKSC 42 changed the law on prenuptial agreements, giving their enforceability a huge boost when holding that the parties would be held to their bargain in the event of a divorce. In this blog, Jane Keir shares some tips and considerations to help you make sure that the agreement you reached before you married is upheld in the event of disagreement on divorce.

Jane Keir

11 December 2019

Brexit and family law – what will happen to divorce, financial proceedings, prenups and cases involving children?

At the time of writing, the UK is on the cusp of a General Election where Brexit is high on the agenda.  In this blog, Stacey Nevin considers a number of scenarios and the changes that people who have connections with England and another EU member state might encounter for divorces, financial proceedings and matters concerning children in the event of a no deal Brexit.

Stacey Nevin

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