Pre-nuptial & Post-nuptial Agreements

23 October 2020

Ten years on - The impact of Radmacher on UK prenups and divorces

It is now some ten years since the UK Supreme Court gave its landmark decision in the case of Radmacher v Granatino [2010] 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."

Jane Keir

26 June 2020

Preserving multi-generational family wealth on death and divorce

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. 

Abby Buckland

7 May 2020

Ways of protecting family wealth on divorce

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.

Abby Buckland

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

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