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Don't talk about Love Island?

Philip Hoddell
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The reality show’s presenter, Caroline Flack, hit the news recently after she was arrested for an alleged assault on her current boyfriend. Now one of her exes has taken to Twitter.  Under the hash tag “#abusehasnogender”, he says that...

Prenuptial agreements - assessment of parties' needs

Philip Hoddell
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My previous blog ‘Will they stand up in court’ about prenuptial agreements , concluded that although they are an important feature in divorce proceedings, a court will be willing to rewrite the terms in order to meet genuine financial needs....

Happily Ever After?

Yolande Millar
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Recent news reports that Justin Bieber and Hailey Bieber (formerly Baldwin) are divorcing after 139 days of marriage. Whilst the expectation is that when we marry it is ‘happily ever after’, the reality is that this is not always the...

What's "fair" in love and war?

Karen Johnson
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At a time when the government has launched a consultation on proposals for a non-fault based divorce process, it is interesting to note that further proposals for the reform of divorce laws are currently in the process of being debated in the House of Lords....

Prenuptial agreements - will they stand up in court?

Philip Hoddell
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This was the question faced by the High Court in the recent case of KA v MA. In it the Judge analysed the existing law on prenuptial agreements and made decisions about how that law should be applied to the specifics of the current case.  By...

Should you consider a cohabitation agreement?

Philip Hoddell
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There has been a significant increase in the number of people choosing to cohabit without marrying. Unfortunately cohabiting couples do not benefit from the same legal rights as married couples if their relationship breaks down - whether it was a long term...

Prince Harry and his £30m fortune

Muntech Kaur
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If you have not yet heard of the royal engagement, where have you been?! For followers of the fairy-tale story of a Prince marrying Hollywood royalty, you may have seen the press coverage that Prince Harry has indicated that he will not be entering into a...

Second marriages - do I need a prenuptial agreement?

Francesca Cozens
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The number of people marrying for the second, third (not to mention fourth and fifth) time in England and Wales is at its highest level. This has resulted in the age of those marrying increasing, with them bringing more assets into a marriage. Potentially...

Protect your family wealth

Melanie Loxley
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In the past few years, prenuptial agreements have become increasingly popular in the UK. The growth of second, third (not to mention fourth and fifth) marriages and the rising age of those who marry, means that couples are entering into marriage with, quite...

To pre nup or not to pre nup?

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Prenuptial Agreements are in the press once again. A Prenuptial Agreement attempts to regulate how two people will deal with their finances, both during the marriage and in the event of a breakdown of that relationship. Research recently carried out by...

Pre Marital Agreements revisited

Philip Hoddell
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In a high profile case in the High Court, the Judge has criticised a wife who signed a Pre Marital Agreement and then attempted to go back on the terms of it when the marriage broke down some fifteen months later. The Judge was satisfied that both husband...

The Leap Year: is romance in the air?

Lisa Collins
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In England and Wales, tradition dictates that women can propose marriage in a leap year, a romantic gesture which is made by hundreds of women every four years. The latest marriage figures suggest that romance is on the rise with the number of couples...

I have won the lottery, but I want to get divorced!!!

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The general approach to assets is that those obtained during the marriage are available for division, regardless of whether they are held in one spouse’s name. Assets owned prior to the marriage or inherited assets might be ring fenced from division by...

Dragons' Den star in bitter divorce battle

Lisa Collins
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The Dragons’ Den star, Duncan Bannatyne, and his second wife, Joanne McCue are to divorce after five years of marriage. According to The Sunday Times Rich List, the entrepreneur is worth over £430 million; a figure Bannatyne disputes and which...

Will John Cleese sign a prenuptial agreement?

Lisa Collins
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There has been a great deal of speculation about whether comedian John Cleese will enter into a prenuptial agreement if he chooses to marry his current partner, Jennifer Wade. This would be the television star’s fourth marriage, after three failed...

All you need is love...

Philip Hoddell
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Paul McCartney has announced his engagement to New York businesswoman and heiress, Nancy Shevell, and who could wish him anything but the best after his high profile and acrimonious divorce from his last wife, Heather Mills. That divorce ended in McCartney...