Finance and Divorce Update, June 2018 – Family Law Week

‘Naomi Shelton, Associate, Mills & Reeve LLP considers the news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during May 2018.’

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Family Law Week, 14th June 2018

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Foreign pre-nup, English divorce? What’s the deal? – Family Law

Posted June 8th, 2018 in divorce, foreign jurisdictions, news, prenuptial agreements by sally

‘It is not at all uncommon for international couples who marry abroad to have entered into a pre-nuptial agreement or a ‘matrimonial property regime’. Pre-nuptial agreements are indeed commonplace in many countries which treat these documents as binding and legally enforceable agreements. But what happens when a foreign pre-nup finds its way to the English divorce courts?’

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Family Law, 6th June 2018

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

Attempting modernisation: the Divorce (Financial Provision) Bill – Family Law

‘Momentum is growing for the modernisation of the statutory approach to the financial division of assets on divorce, the recognition of pre- and post-nuptial agreements, and an overhaul of spousal maintenance. Over the last few years the great and the good have been beavering away in an attempt to find the Holy Grail, a way of modernising family law to provide more certainty and clarity.’

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Family Law, 2nd February 2018

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

A prenup for Harry and Meghan? – Law & Religion UK

Posted November 29th, 2017 in news, prenuptial agreements, royal family, trusts by sally

‘Almost as soon as actress Meghan Markle’s engagement to Prince Harry was announced, The Times published advice from English family lawyers suggesting the couple sign a prenup. ‘It is absolutely vital’, one interviewee said, because ‘there will always be concerns that in case of any future divorce, royal assets could end up being lost’.’

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Law & Religion UK, 29th November 2017

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DB v PB: a reminder of potential effect of maintenance agreements – Family Law Week

‘Michael Allum, Solicitor with The International Family Law Group LLP, considers the implications of maintenance agreements in financial remedies cases.’

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Family Law Week, 3rd February 2017

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Finance and Divorce Update (March 2016) – Family Law Week

‘Edward Heaton, Principal Associate and Jane Booth, Associate, both of Mills & Reeve LLP analyse the news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during February 2016.’

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Family Law Week, 5th March 2016

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Why your in-laws want you to sign a prenuptial agreement – The Guardian

Posted November 16th, 2015 in families, news, prenuptial agreements by sally

‘Prenups are growing in popularity, as parents worry that their contribution to a child’s house deposit will be half-inched by a wayward partner.’

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The Guardian, 15th November 2015

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Senior judge renews calls for introduction of ‘no fault’ divorce in England and Wales – OUT-LAW.com

Posted April 15th, 2015 in divorce, families, news, prenuptial agreements by sally

‘Laws governing divorce in England and Wales should be modernised to allow couples to divorce without accusing their ex of adultery or ‘unreasonable behaviour’, according to one of the country’s most senior judges.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 10th April 2015

Source: www.out-law.com

Nuptial Agreements: The Search for Intention – Family Law Week

‘Ben Wooldridge, pupil at 1 Hare Court, reviews the court’s treatment of nuptial agreements since Radmacher v Granatino [2010] UKSC 42, highlighting emerging trends and the growing significance of the parties’ intentions in determining enforceability.’

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Family Law Week, 5th MArch 2015

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Finance & Divorce Update – Family Law Week

‘Jessica Craigs, senior solicitor of Mills & Reeve LLP analyses the financial remedies and divorce news and cases from January 2015.’

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Family Law Week, 19th February 2015

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Nuptial Agreements: Limiting the Family Lawyer’s Exposure to Negligence Claims – Family Law Week

Posted May 28th, 2014 in barristers, drafting, negligence, news, prenuptial agreements, solicitors by sally

‘The authors consider whether family lawyers are assuming unlimited liability when advising upon or drafting nuptial agreements and look at the practicalities of limiting that liability.’

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Family Law Week, 21st May 2014

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Rise in couples seeking pre-nups – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 12th, 2014 in divorce, Law Commission, marriage, news, prenuptial agreements, statistics by sally

‘Law firms report an increase in people seeking pre-nuptial agreements in the wake of new guidance from the Law Commission.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th May 2014

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Statutory backing for pre-nups – a welcome proposal – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted March 13th, 2014 in Law Commission, news, prenuptial agreements, reports by tracey

‘The Law Commission began in 2009 to examine the status and enforceability of marital property agreements, which we refer to as pre-nups. Pre-nups do not currently have statutory backing, but this may be about to change. In their report published on 27 February 2014, the Law Commission recommended the introduction of legally binding “qualifying nuptial agreements”. The report, Matrimonial Property Needs and Agreements, includes a draft bill which would bring pre-nups into law.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 11th March 2014

Source: www.halsburyslawexchange.co.uk

Making it easier for separating couples to manage their finances and property – Law Commission

‘The Law Commission is recommending a set of measures to make it easier for couples to manage their financial affairs on divorce or at the end of a civil partnership.’

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Law Commission, 27th February 2014

Source: www.lawcommission.justice.gov.uk

The Law Commission’s Report on Matrimonial Property, Needs and Agreements – Family Law Week

‘Spencer Clarke, Lawyer in the Property, Family and Trust Law Team at the Law Commission considers the Key recommendations of the Law Commision’s Report on Matrimonial, Property, Needs and Agreements.’

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Family Law Week, 27th February 2014

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Pre-nuptial agreements ‘should be legally binding in divorce cases’ – The Guardian

Posted February 27th, 2014 in divorce, Law Commission, news, prenuptial agreements, reports by sally

‘Prenuptial agreements should be legally binding in divorce settlements, but only after the needs of the separating couple and any children have been taken into account, the Law Commission has recommended.’

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The Guardian, 27th February 2014

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Pre-nuptial agreements – legal endorsement round the corner? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted February 20th, 2014 in divorce, married persons, news, prenuptial agreements by sally

‘The law in respect of pre-nuptial agreements is developing rapidly.

Parties have always been free to make their own agreements or arrangements in the past, but it has been an established truth that you cannot oust the jurisdiction of the court.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 20th February 2014

Source: www.halsburyslawexchange.co.uk

Prenuptial Agreements Latest Caselaw: Pandora’s Box Stays Closed… at least for now – Family Law Week

Posted February 6th, 2014 in divorce, financial provision, news, prenuptial agreements by sally

‘Wife fails in her challenge of a pre-nup entered into with her wealthy husband in respect of MPS and costs allowance.’

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Family Law Week, 5th February 2014

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Divorce law criticised as ‘incomplete and uninformative’ – The Guardian

“Divorce laws in England and Wales are so ‘incomplete and uninformative’ that judges receive no guidance about the fairest way to divide a couple’s property, the Law Commission has said.”

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The Guardian, 11th September 2012

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Matrimonial Property, Needs and Agreements – Law Commission

“Following its 2012 consultation on marital property agreements (‘pre-nups’), the Law Commission has opened a supplementary consultation on needs and non-matrimonial property.”

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Law Commission, 11th September 2012

Source: www.lawcommission.justice.gov.uk