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pre-nups | Cambridge Family Law Practice

Progress on pre-nups

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It has only been a month since we last wrote about pre-nups and marital agreements, and we do usually like to try to vary our blog posts to keep them interesting. However there’s been quick progress since our last update, including a conflicting decision and the release of the Law Commission’s report into the whole area of marital agreements. So here we go again! The new decision was reported widely in the press – the Telegraph’s tagline was “Law is gold-digger’s charter, bemoans wealthy divorcee” – and featured Victoria Luckwell (daughter of tycoon Mike Luckwell, the man behind Bob the…

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Pre-nups: courts and policy

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For the past couple of years, since the landmark legal case of Radmacher v Granatino, the pre-nuptial (and pre-civil partnership) agreement has been seen as being as close to a binding agreement as the family courts will allow. The test for upholding an agreement entered into either before or during marriage as set out by the Supreme Court in that case is that: “the court should give effect to a nuptial agreement that is freely entered into by each party with a full appreciation of its implications unless in the circumstances prevailing it would not be fair to hold the…

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Thinking ahead

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Last weekend, outside our offices on Parker’s Piece, was the Cambridge Food and Garden Produce show. This got us thinking. We were struck by the similarities between the investment of time and materials which go into gardening and its sometimes unpredictable outcomes, and the business of financial planning (bear with us on this). You sow seeds, lovingly tend them and measure their progress regularly; but external events can have as much an effect on whether or not they will bear fruit as your own efforts; just as with financial investments. Economic downturn and divorce can decimate financial plans, however carefully…

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