Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements. Legal news and articles for December 1 - 31, 2014

Divorce laws make women think all they need do is marry a footballerMake divorce tougher on women, says leading lawyerDivorce laws tell women 'just marry a footballer', says expertBaroness Deech: divorce laws 'urgently in need of reform'10 Rules All Entrepreneurs Must Follow to Divorce-Proof Their Business ...Wayland resident part of 'Top Women of Law'Murdoch divorce proceeding nearly final as couple heads to courtFarming and the Law: Amanda Crowe on preserving a farm business in the ...Surviving a break-up in the family businessPre and post-nuptial agreementsFor richer or poorer: Pre-nuptial agreements no longer preserve of wealthy ...The matrimonial home - a different class of assetElveden CLA conference: Succession planning must be tackled, farmers advisedProfNet Experts Available on Shopping, Relationships, Post-Operative Delirium ...Same-Sex Couples with Civil Unions

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Divorce laws make women think all they need do is marry a footballer
The Times (subscription)December 31, 2014

Britain's divorce laws send the message to women that they should just “find a footballer” to marry, one of the country's leading legal figures has said. Baroness Deech claimed that the law as it stood said to women that “once you are married you need ...more »

Make divorce tougher on women, says leading lawyer
The IndependentDecember 31, 2014

She is steering a private member's Bill through the Lords that will make prenuptial and postnuptial agreements binding. There would be a division upon divorce of all the property the couple acquired after marriage, but not assets owned before. The Law ...more »

Divorce laws tell women 'just marry a footballer', says expert
Telegraph.co.ukDecember 31, 2014

Earlier this year, the Law Commission proposed that prenuptial agreements, which allow couples to draft their own divorce settlements, become legally binding. Divorce lawyers backed the plans, welcoming the prospect of such agreements becoming ...more »

Baroness Deech: divorce laws 'urgently in need of reform'
Financial TimesDecember 30, 2014

She is steering a private member's bill through the Lords that proposes making prenuptial and postnuptial agreements binding, with certain conditions attached. There would be a division upon divorce of all the property the couple acquired after they ...more »

10 Rules All Entrepreneurs Must Follow to Divorce-Proof Their Business ...
Tech CocktailDecember 27, 2014

However, if you're already married you can always hire a family law attorney to draft a postnuptial agreement. Without ... If you don't feel comfortable asking for a prenuptial or vice versa, another option is setting up a domestic asset protection...more »

Wayland resident part of 'Top Women of Law'
Wicked Local WaylandDecember 21, 2014

She represents individuals and families in a wide range of matters involving divorces, paternity cases, custody disputes, premarital agreements, postnuptial agreements, guardianships, conservatorships, wills, trusts, health care proxies, and probate ...more »

Murdoch divorce proceeding nearly final as couple heads to court
Times Colonist (blog)December 21, 2014

The divorce settlement is largely based on two prenuptial agreements and two "postnuptial" agreements that modified the original agreements, the person said. It is not likely to reach the monetary value of Rupert Murdoch's previous divorce settlement ...more »

Farming and the Law: Amanda Crowe on preserving a farm business in the ...
East Anglian Daily TimesDecember 20, 2014

These protective measures can include pre-nuptial/post-nuptial agreements, trusts, tenancies or limited companies. There is no absolute protection but some measures can be taken with a bit of forward planning. A court will always make every attempt not ...more »

Surviving a break-up in the family business
Business SpectatorDecember 17, 2014

Pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements might well become a standard way of protecting family assets in family businesses. That's providing, of course, they get through the courts. Otherwise, family members will need other legal instruments to protect ...more »

Pre and post-nuptial agreements
Lexology (registration)December 17, 2014

We are experienced in drafting prenuptial agreements where there are international elements. It may be that one of you is not from England and Wales and there are assets abroad or you may not intend to remain living in England and Wales for the ...more »

For richer or poorer: Pre-nuptial agreements no longer preserve of wealthy ...
Daily MailDecember 13, 2014

Earlier this year when the prenuptial agreement proposals were published, Professor Elizabeth Cooke, Law Commissioner for property, family and trust law, said: 'Pre- and post-nuptial agreements are becoming more commonplace but the courts will not ...more »

The matrimonial home - a different class of asset
Lexology (registration)December 7, 2014

The matrimonial home is often the most valuable asset owned by a family. It is afforded special treatment by the Courts when it comes to redistributing the equity between spouses on divorce. As Lord Nichols stated in his judgment in Miller v Miller ...more »

Elveden CLA conference: Succession planning must be tackled, farmers advised
East Anglian Daily TimesDecember 6, 2014

She looked at pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements, as well as trusts, wills and contract farming and share farming arrangements. Mr Harris, the fifth generation to join his family's farm business spanning East Bergholt, Assington and Lawford ...more »

ProfNet Experts Available on Shopping, Relationships, Post-Operative Delirium ...
PR Newswire (press release)December 5, 2014

Newman offers the following tips for keeping your inheritance in a divorce: 1) Negotiate a prenup: "While not always airtight, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements can help shield assets such as an inherited business, money, property or a rare art ...more »

Same-Sex Couples with Civil Unions
10,000 CouplesDecember 1, 2014

Nor do the laws that apply to civil unioned couples provide the most comprehensive legal protections. They only provide some safety net. Wills, trusts, powers of attorney, pre-nuptial agreements, post-nuptial agreements, and second parent adoptions ...more »

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