Pre-nuptial & Post-nuptial Agreements

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

5 December 2019

French matrimonial regimes: the wide ranging impact for couples with Anglo French connections

We discuss the various aspects that you should consider from a family and inheritance or succession perspective when deciding which matrimonial regime to elect (or whether to create another type of agreement), including what will happen by default if you do not select any. 

Colleen Hall (née Nwaodor)

29 October 2019

The Indian “joint family” and the challenges of protecting family wealth on divorce

The “joint family” is a concept which most Indians will be familiar with, even those growing up in a less traditional family set up in England. In India, it is seen as the most desirable set up for families as a way to retain wealth and working together.  However, the concept of ‘sharing as needed’ can place the family wealth under significant risk of attack upon divorce and create unnecessary (and often costly) complexity and financial uncertainty at an already difficult time.


Sital Fontenelle

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