Pre-nuptial & Post-nuptial Agreements

24 August 2017

Reconciliation Contracts – an alternative to divorce?

As I read the stop press news last week about the possibility Angelina Jolie might be pressing pause on her divorce, given Brad’s reported willingness to address his drinking problem, it got me wondering about whether they were considering a Reconciliation Contract which is a popular post-nup tool in the US. 

Jane Keir

14 August 2017

Anglo French prenuptial agreements – the myths of cross channel protection and the global prenup?

I am regularly asked to advise French and international couples on the protective agreements available to them before they marry.  They are often surprised to learn that it isn’t possible to draft a global prenuptial agreement which would be enforceable throughout the world, wherever the couple move to in the future.  

10 April 2017

Present and future laws on prenuptial agreements – will they or won’t they stand up in court?

The debate on prenuptial agreements continues in earnest although the government shows no sign of addressing the complexities and pitfalls in relation to their enforceability. During his address to the University of Bristol Law Club on 22 March 2017, Supreme Court Justice Lord Wilson of Culworth raised the topic of prenups once again, suggesting that the current state of affairs may be inappropriately intrusive and in need of government review. While we await further legislative clarification on the position of prenups, Colleen sets out in this blog a reminder about their current status under English law.

Colleen Hall (née Nwaodor)

13 December 2016

Comparing family law in Australia v England and Wales – a world apart in more ways than one

While visiting Australia, I had the opportunity of going to the Family Court of Australia in Sydney and discussing the differences between family law in Australia and England with lawyers David Barry, Suzanne Pigdon and Rosemary Norgate. While some of the themes and terminology were familiar, there are some fundamental differences from which I think we could learn a thing or two. 

Connie Atkinson

17 May 2016

10 point guide to prenuptial agreements

For those who have current or future wealth to protect or who are marrying for the second or third time perhaps, arranging a prenuptial agreement could be an essential part of the “wedmin” leading up to the big day. 

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