provide legal protection in a variety of situations.
Asserting the importance of a pre-nuptial agreement
Brookman said: "The absence of one is significant.
Gareth Deighan looks at how the decision could mean more pre-nuptial agreements
As the law stands, a pre-nuptial agreement
in England and Wales will not be definitely binding upon divorce but will be taken into account by the court at the time of divorce and greater weight will be given to the agreement if the parties disclosed their financial circumstances to each other and received appropriate legal advice before the agreement was entered into.
It appears the pair do not have a pre-nuptial agreement
, in which case their earnings over the last 25 years would be split evenly.
"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."
IT'S not terribly romantic to make a pre-nuptial agreement
but, following the landmark case of German heiress Katrin Radmacher and her former husband Nicolas Granatino, such documents are likely to become more common.
FAMILY lawyers have been eagerly awaiting the Supreme Court ruling in Radmacher versus Granatino - a case involving a wealthy German wife and a French husband who entered into a pre-nuptial agreement
YOU may want to consider consulting a local solicitor with regard to a Pre-Nuptial Agreement
. Pre-Nuptial Agreements
are not as yet legally binding in the United Kingdom, but are persuasive should the marriage breakdown, and can be viewed by the court as a very good indicator as to the parties' intentions at the time of their making it, and in contemplation of marriage.
REPORTS that Madonna didn't put a pre-nuptial agreement
in place before she wed film director Guy Ritchie have shocked a lot of people this week.
The New York Post reported that Carey's family were shocked by the chart-topping diva's sudden nuptials, which were so hurried, that she didn't even bother with a pre-nuptial agreement
, despite being worth millions.A Mariah, who is 11 years older than her new husband, first sparked rumours of a romance when she was seen arriving at the recent Tribeca Film Festival arm-in-arm with Cannon.
ANY business owner contemplating marriage should seriously consider entering into a pre-nuptial agreement
to reduce the risks to their business should their marriage end in divorce.