Archive for the 'prenuptial agreements' Category

Marital property agreements (pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements) – Law Commission

“On 11 January 2011 we published a consultation paper. This reviews the current law of marital property agreements, discusses options for reform and puts forward questions for consultees. The consultation closes on 11 April 2011.”

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Law Commission, 11th January 2011

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk

Law Commission consults on pre-nuptial agreements – Law Society’s Gazette

“The Law Commission has today published a consultation on the future of pre-nuptial agreements, seeking views on whether couples should be able to make binding agreements governing financial arrangements if their relationships end.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 11th January 2011

Source: www.gazette.co.uk

For richer, but not necessarily for poorer – pre-nups to become law – The Independent

“Spectacular divorce battles like that which ensued after the break-up of Sir Paul McCartney and the model Heather Mills, costing the former Beatle £24.3m, are expected to be consigned to history after the Law Commission produces its long-awaited report on ‘pre nup’ agreements next week.”

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The Independent, 5th January 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Pre-nups – now worth the paper they’re written on – Law Society’s Gazette

“The long-awaited decision of the Supreme Court in Radmacher (formerly Granatino) v Granatino [2010] UKSC 42 is a significant step in the recognition of pre- and post-nuptial agreements. The starting point is that parties should be held to properly drawn up agreements unless certain circumstances arise.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 11th November 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Granatino v Radmacher (formerly Granatino) – WLR Daily

Granatino v Radmacher (formerly Granatino) [2010] UKSC 42; [2010] WLR (D) 260

“A court should give effect to a nuptial agreement, whether entered into before or after marriage, that was 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 the agreement.”

WLR Daily, 21st October 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Banker fails in challenge to prenuptial agreement with heiress – The Guardian

“Court rules for first time that prenups should have ‘decisive weight’ in English divorce courts after Nicolas Granatino challenged agreement with Katrin Radmacher.”

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The Guardian, 20th October 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Prenuptial agreement enforced under UK law – The Guardian

“Prenuptial agreements have been recognised as enforceable under British divorce law for the first time, in a supreme court ruling today.”

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The Guardian, 20th October 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Prenup agreements may become legally binding in England and Wales – The Guardian

“A landmark divorce case could today change the face of British divorce law, with prenuptial agreements finally considered to be legally-binding in England and Wales if the Supreme Court rules against the ex-husband of a German heiress.”

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The Guardian, 20th October 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Landmark ruling for prenups in battle of multimillionaire heiress and her ex – The Guardian

“Prenuptial agreements could finally become legally binding in England and Wales if the supreme court rules against the disgruntled ex-husband of a German heiress on Wednesday.”

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The Guardian, 17th October 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Prenuptial agreements on rise amongst younger men – The Guardian

“Prenuptial agreements are becoming the norm among a generation of financially secure men who are rejecting the more romantic notions of their fathers.”

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The Guardian, 18th July 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Supreme court prepares to rule on heiress’s prenuptial agreement battle – The Guardian

“A supreme court ruling expected this week is being seen as setting a precedent for divorcing couples who have signed prenuptial agreements.”

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The Guardian, 6th June 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Prenups may not have the force of law, but they work – The Independent

“With this prenup, I thee wed. It may not be the most romantic of sentences, but more of us than ever are considering prenuptial agreements to protect our assets before getting married.”

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The Independent, 18th October 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

More couples signing pre-nuptials – BBC News

“Family lawyers say they have seen a tenfold increase in recent years in couples signing pre-nuptial agreements on dividing their assets after divorce.”

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BBC News, 26th September 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Radmacher (formerly Granatino) v Granatino – Times Law Reports

Radmacher (formerly Granatino) v Granatino

Court of Appeal

“Judges exercising the wide discretion they have in achieving fairness between the parties in matrimonial ancillary relief proceedings were able to take into account the terms of any prenuptial agreement.”

The Times, 13th July 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Heiress wins battle to uphold pre-nuptial contract – The Times

“A wealthy German heiress worth £100 million today won a Court of Appeal case that will leave her former husband, now an impoverished student, with only maintenance money for his daughters.”

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The Times, 2nd July 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

German heiress Katrin Radmacher warned pre-nup legal bid likely to fail – Daily Telegraph

“An Appeal Court judge has warned lawyers acting for one of Germany’s richest women that her bid to get a pre-nuptial agreement recognised in an English court was unlikely to succeed.”

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Daily Telegraph, 27th April 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Make pre-nups legally binding, says Tory thinktank – The Guardian

“Pre-nuptial agreements would be legally binding, and cohabiting couples would not have the same rights as those who marry, under Tory plans for strengthening marriage unveiled today.”

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The Guardian, 17th November 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Pre-nuptial agreements put to the test – The Times

“Five law lords will be asked in a test case tomorrow to uphold a pre-nuptial agreement signed by a wealthy American couple with five children who divorced after ten years of marriage.”

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The Times, 12th November 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

When the law us do part … have a prenup – The Guardian

“Could proposals to give prenuptial agreements legal status spell an end to painful break-ups? asks Samantha Downes.”

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The Guardian, 21st June 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Dividing assets is the real issue in divorce – The Times

“In choosing to examine the status of pre-nuptial agreements, the Law Commission has missed an opportunity to clarify the wider and far more significant issue of how to split marital assets on divorce.”

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The Times, 13th June 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Prenuptial deals could be made legally binding – The Guardian

“Prenuptial agreements could become legally binding in England and Wales within a few years, under plans being considered by the Law Commission.”

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The Guardian, 11th June 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Legal Opinion: Love is… signing on the dotted line before marriage – The Independent

“Family lawyers are advising on more pre-nuptial contracts than ever before. Robert Verkaik, Law Editor, shows how couples can take early action to avoid a messy divorce.”

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The Independent, 13th February 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Crossley v Crossley – Times Law Reports

Crossley v Crossley

Court of Appeal

“A judge had a discretionary power in ancillary relief proceedings to require a party to show good cause why a prenuptial agreement should not govern the division of assets on the dissolution of the marriage.”

The Times, 3rd January 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

Divorcee gets day in court to claim share of £45m fortune – The Guardian

“She has married four different millionaires and was described by her last husband as a ‘career divorcee’. Yesterday Susan Crossley appealed for more time to put her case for the right to a share of her last husband’s £45m declared fortune.”

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The Guardian, 20th December 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

‘Prenups’ could be in force within months – The Guardian

“Wealthy people would be ‘mad’ to marry without a prenuptial agreement after last week’s decision by senior judges that a woman can keep her £48m divorce settlement – and they could be legally enforceable within months, said the lawyer acting for her husband.”

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The Guardian, 27th May 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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