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Pre Nuptial Agreements to become binding


Following a recent case the courts have begun to up hold more pre-nuptial agreements in a way they simply had not done before. In addition, the Law Commission has suggested some qualifying rules that would make the Pre Nup binding for the first time ever.

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Post Nuptial Agreements - our family lawyers explain


Many cannot face the unromantic negotiations that accompany pre nuptial agreements. In which case they could consider a post nuptial agreement. In fact such agreements first appeared in 1857 to cover the situation when the couple did not want to stay together but divorce was not an option. They are still regularly used in such circumstances.

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Common law marriage - the myth exposed by our family lawyers


Most people still believe that where a couple live together as husband and wife that there exists a “common law marriage” even though they are not actually married. However this is not the case and cohabitees do not have the same rights in law as a married couple. On the breakdown of their relationship the division of “family assets” and financial support available may be very different from what they envisaged.

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