Article Tag: Pre-Nuptial Agreements

Are pre-nuptial agreements to become officially legally binding?

In a very recent case concerning the breakdown of a marriage, the court has decided that they would enforce the pre-nuptial, or pre-marital agreement between parties, as it had been taken out before the marriage with the aid of legal advice. The judge referred to the details of the agreement in his judgment and to… Read more »

Civil partnerships – to have and let go?

Civil partnerships were introduced in 2005 to give same-sex couples the same legal rights as married couples. According to figures released today, the number of civil partnerships (between same sex couples) has risen over the last year by some 6.4%. Unfortunately the rise has been more than over-shadowed by the number of dissolutions over the… Read more »

Freedom for the over ’60s

Last year Bertie and Jessie Woods from Hertfordshire set a world record after ending their 36 year marriage, both aged 98 and recently Al Gore and his wife announced their divorce only weeks after celebrating their 40 wedding anniversary. It may be a surprise to some that divorce amongst the over sixties is on the… Read more »

The world’s richest bride

In a surprise move, almost immediately following the flotation of Facebook, its founder Mark Zuckerberg, a man who is intensely private, changed his status to “Married”. He had secretly married his girlfriend, Priscilla Chan, whom he met at Harvard and had been in a relationship with for over seven years. It is not known whether they entered into a… Read more »

I do, as long as a pre-nup is in place

The August bank holiday weekend saw Petra Ecclestone, daughter of Formula One tycoon Bernie Ecclestone, get married at a lavish ceremony in Rome. With the wedding alone costing a reported £5m, it is no surprise that she and her husband James Stunt admitted to signing a pre-nuptial agreement earlier this month. Pre-marital contracts have seen… Read more »

Non-matrimonial property – is it yours to keep?

How do you feel about property that you acquired prior to marriage? Are you prepared to share this upon separation or do you believe it is yours forever? This is a question which you should give careful consideration to as it could have a huge impact on your future. There is a common misconception that… Read more »