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Divorce law blog

New DIY Guide for Sorting Finances on Divorce

08/04/2016   By: Frances Bailey
A new booklet has been published this month by the Family Justice Council to provide helpful information and guidance to separating parties trying to sort out their finances on divorce.

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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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“A second marriage is the triumph of hope over experience” - but what about a fourth?

15/08/2012   By: Nigel Shepherd
Are pre-nuptial agreements (often called pre-marital agreements now) worth the paper they are written on? How binding are they now and in what circumstances might you want to consider having one?

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The truth will out

09/08/2012   By: Nigel Shepherd
What happens when one party in a divorce decides not to disclose the whole truth about their finances? Is it worth the risk?

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