People are now taking nancial precautions before making a commitment to each other - particularly those who are bringing signicant assets into the relationship - by entering into a pre-nuptial agreement
before getting married.
It is important to stress that pre-nuptial agreements
are not legally binding, although they are increasingly taken into account provided they meet the following conditions: ?
were given greater prominence following a Supreme Court ruling in the case of Radmacher v Granatino in October 2010.
"While many engaged couples may object to the idea of signing a pre-nuptial agreement
, if they were to become legally binding they would play a key role in overcoming the inheritance tax planning blockages we see affecting many families."
He has quite a bit of wealth and has asked me to sign a pre-nuptial agreement
. If I sign this, is it legally binding if our marriage breaks down?
Although pre-nuptial agreements
are not yet legally binding in Britain, I would not be surprised if the law begins to accept them increasingly in the years ahead.
allow the parties in a marriage to structure fair and reasonable terms that are appropriate for their own personal circumstances, instead of submitting themselves to the whims of the divorce courts.
MORE couples across Coventry and Warwickshire are looking at drawing up pre-nuptial agreements
before tying the knot, according to a city firm of solicitors.
HOLLYWOOD-style pre-nuptial agreements
could soon become part of Irish law.
Gareth Deighan looks at how the decision could mean more pre-nuptial agreements
are not yet fully recognised here, although courts are reluctant to contest a written statement of a couple's wishes.
CATHERINE Zeta Jones and new husband Michael Douglas have inspired a boom in the demand for pre-nuptial agreements