Article Tag: Wife

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 »

All that I have I share with you… except my company assets!

You could be forgiven for thinking that everything will be taken into account in a divorce financial settlement– even assets held by a spouse’s company. Indeed this has been the decision in the majority of cases to date where assets held in the name of a company owned by one spouse are transferred to the… Read more »

Fancy the Maldives for Christmas?

Have you ever longed for the beach at Christmas as an escape from the cold of England? I’m sure that most of us have. Before you go, however, remember to ensure that you have satisfied all outstanding obligations at home (or at least covered your tracks!) In a recent case, a court has declined an… Read more »

Italian sex-slave case has ‘many’ shades of grey

An Italian woman who signed a ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ contract promising total sexual and mental submission to her husband, is now divorcing him citing mistreatment after seven years of slavery. The woman signed the explicitly worded contract with her then boyfriend in 2004. They married in 2006 and separated last year. The woman has… Read more »

Divorce – avoiding your spouse’s claims?

If you are tempted to try to avoid claims by your spouse in divorce proceedings, think again. Occasionally, within divorce proceedings, one party tries to avoid these claims by transferring assets to another party or family member, such as monies in bank accounts, shares and even property. The court has always had the power to… Read more »