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Divorce law blog

The future of pre-nuptial agreements


03/02/2014   By: Sue Brookes
At the end of February the Law Commission is due to publish its long-awaited report on whether pre-nuptial agreements should be legally binding. As things currently stand, pre-nups are increasingly taken it into account but there is no guarantee that they will be effective. The Law Commission will recommend making the position a lot clearer, although we will have to wait to see exactly how they suggest this is done.

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Are you getting married this summer? Have you considered a pre-nup?


01/07/2013   By: Caitlin Jenkins
There was a time when the general consensus was that a pre-marital agreement (more commonly known as a pre-nup) was distasteful and not worth the paper it was written on. However, that time has long gone. Pre-marital agreements have become not only much more the norm for couples who are getting married, but also much more socially acceptable.

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12 top facts to help cut through common divorce myths and risks


21/12/2012   By: Anna Heenan
The twelve days of Christmas are almost upon us and, just to be different, I thought I’d treat you to twelve key facts about family law. Sadly it isn’t chocolate (or even a mince pie) but hopefully these facts will be a helpful starting point to clearing up some of the more common myths and misunderstandings about divorce and family law.

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Law Commission Consultation on pre-marital agreements is now closed


12/04/2011   By:
On 11 January 2011 the Law Commission published its consultation paper on Marital Property Agreements. The consultation invited comment from specialists and the general public on the proposed reform of the law relating to pre-marital agreements (or "pre-nups"). The deadline for comments closed on 11 April.

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Court of Appeal decision in Jones v. Jones promotes pre-nups


31/01/2011   By:
In Jones the Court of Appeal have done more for the promotion of pre-nuptial agreements.

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