Australian parents demand their children get prenups

September 12, 2017 0 comments

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Australian parents are increasingly asking their adult children to get prenuptial agreements before they agree to help them financially. The ‘baby boomer’ generation has “unprecedented levels of wealth” and many want to assist their children in getting a home in an increasingly expensive job market, Business Insider reports. Baby Boomers are generally classed as those…

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Ex-wife of property mogul challenges prenup

June 15, 2017 4 comments

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The former wife of an Australian property developer has challenged the prenuptial agreement which limited her divorce settlement. Her ex-husband was worth between $18 million (£10.7 million) and $24 million (£14.3 million) before his death in 2014. They met online in 2006 while she still lived in an undisclosed country in the Middle East. She…

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Supreme Court Justice considers prenups

March 22, 2017 2 comments

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Supreme Court Justice Lord Wilson of Culworth raised questions about the legal validity of prenuptial agreements at an event this week. Speaking to law students at the University of Bristol, the 71 year-old Deputy President of the Supreme Court asked whether: “We have now reached the stage in which, if acting with appropriate care and…

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Government ‘still thinking’ about prenups

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January 13, 2017 1 comment

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The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) is still considering whether or not to legalise a form of prenuptial agreement recommended by the Law Commission. In a newly published report on the implementation of legal proposals made by the Commission, the Ministry notes that: “The Law Commission published its final report on Matrimonial Property, Needs and Agreements…

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Prenups, parents and pressure

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November 17, 2015 15 comments

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Prenuptial agreements are becoming increasingly popular, and parents appear to be the driving force behind it. With house prices relentlessly on the rise, many young couples find it very difficult to buy a home for the first time and some are turning to their parents for help. However, recent reports from The Guardian and the…

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Prenup trumps state law in Florida Supreme Court ruling

September 12, 2015 2 comments

A voluntarily-executed prenuptial agreement that is clear and unambiguous should stand even if it puts one spouse at a disadvantage and disagrees with state laws, the Florida Supreme Court has ruled. Justice Ricky Polston ruled on the case of Dianne Hahamovitch and her ex-husband Harry. The Boca Raton couple married in 1986 when they were…

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Social media prenups: a good idea?

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July 23, 2014 0 comments

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Social media has become a huge presence in modern life. Millions of people around the world access various social sites on a daily basis. It has made sharing information with the world as easy as pressing a button or tapping a screen. There is, however, a darker side to social media use which is becoming…

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The risks behind pre-nuptial agreements

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May 27, 2014 1 comment

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Pre-nuptial agreements are on the rise. On the surface, they seem straight forward enough. Basically, pre-nuptial agreements, or ‘prenups’, are agreements between couples before they get married setting out the terms of settlement should they divorce. Currently, they are not legally binding agreements but following the case of Radmacher v Granatino, which was discussed here…

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Stowe Family Law discusses prenups in BBC debate

March 3, 2014 1 comment

Yesterday one of our long-serving international family lawyers, appeared on the BBC’s topical debate show The Big Questions to discuss the currently very topical issue of prenuptial agreements. He travelled down to Peterborough for the filming and reports that the show is thoroughly rehearsed beforehand, before the cameras eventually roll and the live broadcast takes place. He…

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