Article Tag: Matrimonial Property Needs and Agreements

Clooney’s engagement news sparks the pre-nup debate

The news of Hollywood heart throb George Clooney’s engagement to top London human-rights lawyer, Amal Alamuddin, has a lot of tongues wagging. How big is the ring? What will she wear on the wedding day? How did he propose? Will there be a pre-nup? The last question is probably one of the most important given… Read more »

When is a pre-nuptial agreement not a pre-nuptial agreement?

Despite the recent report of the Law Commission entitled ‘Matrimonial Property Needs and Agreements’ in which it was recommended that certain qualifying pre-nuptial agreements were to become legally binding, Mr Justice Holman has set aside a pre-nuptial agreement signed by Victoria Luckwell and Francesco Limata. The judge set aside the agreement even though he found… Read more »

One step closer to enforceable pre-nuptial agreements

Following on from my recent article on pre-nuptial agreements (7 February 2014), as predicted a report has been released today by the Law Commission, ‘Matrimonial Property Needs and Agreements’ has recommended the introduction of ‘qualifying nuptial agreements’. This, if it becomes law, will mean that pre-nuptial agreements, or pre-marital contracts will become legally binding. Qualifying nuptial agreements… Read more »