Article Tag: post-nuptial

Nuptial Agreements: What Do the Courts Consider?

Nuptial agreements refer to either pre-nuptial agreements (entered into before marriage) or post-nuptial agreements (entered into after marriage). At present, nuptial agreements are not legally binding. This means that if an agreement is entered into and the relationship breaks down, the court has discretion and can move away from the terms of the agreement if… Read more »

Changes to family law

Having had its first reading earlier in the year, The Divorce (Financial Provisions) Bill introduced by Lady Deech received its second reading in the House of Lords last week. The bill seeks to reform the law relating to financial provisions on divorce amending The Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 with many peers speaking positively about the… Read more »

Law Commission: Bringing clarity to financial provision

The Law Commission has announced a targeted review of two key aspects of the law that enable married couples and civil partners to claim financial provision from one another on divorce or dissolution of their partnership. Disputes over finances and property between separating spouses or civil partners can lead to misery and expense. Although many… Read more »