Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements. Legal news and articles for February 27 - 28, 2014

Binding 'pre-nup' law for couples proposedHoney, sign this before we tie the knotDIY divorces proposed by Law CommissionLaw Commission's Recommendations on Pre-NupsPlan for binding 'prenup' agreementLegally enforceable pre-nuptial agreements could "diminish London's allure ...Catherine Zeta-Jones-style pre-nup agreements are coming to the UKHoney, sign this before we tie the knotHoney, sign this before we tie the knotQ&A: proposed changes to prenuptial agreementsSurge in pre-nups expected, says ThringsPlans For 'Binding Prenup' Agreement To Give Married Couples More 'Control'Pre-nuptial agreements could become legally binding contractsThe Law Commission's Report on Matrimonial Property, Needs and AgreementsLaw Commission announces prenup plans

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How to divorce-proof your business
Nashville Business Journal (blog)February 19, 2014

A prenuptial agreement, drafted by a family law attorney, which clearly identifies the business as your separate (as opposed to marital) property, in the event of divorce. Understand how to ... A postnuptial agreement may do the same. 2. Use ...more »

Catherine Zeta-Jones-style pre-nup agreements are coming to the UK
WalesOnlineFebruary 28, 2014

“We don't expect this measure to lead to every engaged couple in the country seeking a prenup, but for those couples who want to have one in place, it will make their legal situation much clearer and reduce uncertainty upon separation. “I feel that ...more »

Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements. News and Stories

Binding 'pre-nup' law for couples proposed
Times of IndiaFebruary 28, 2014

Professor Elizabeth Cooke, law commissioner for property, family and trust law said: "Pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements have become more commonplace in England and Wales. However, they cannot be enforced as contracts and they cannot take ...more »

Honey, sign this before we tie the knot
Hong Kong StandardFebruary 28, 2014

The new suggestion would mean that any pre or post-nuptial agreements would be seen as legally enforceable. The commission recommends updates to the law in England and Wales. If enacted ... head of matrimonial practice at law firm Withers in Hong Kong ...more »

DIY divorces proposed by Law Commission
The Christian InstituteFebruary 28, 2014

Couples in England and Wales would be allowed to make legally binding pre and post-nuptial agreements for the first time, under plans to be considered by the Government. Critics say the plans “undermine ... “If you go into a pre-nuptial agreement ...more »

Law Commission's Recommendations on Pre-Nups
IBB Solicitors (blog)February 28, 2014

The detail of the recommendations by the Law Commission, the independent body set up by Parliament to review and recommend reform of the law in England and Wales, on pre-nuptial agreements being enshrined in law was released last Thursday. It has ...more »

Plan for binding 'prenup' agreement
Aol MoneyFebruary 28, 2014

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 always follow them and lawyers are therefore not able to give clear advice ...more »

Legally enforceable pre-nuptial agreements could "diminish London's allure ...
Out-Law.comFebruary 28, 2014

"Pre- and post-nuptial agreements are becoming more commonplace but the courts will not always follow them and lawyers are therefore not able to give clear advice about their effect," said Professor Elizabeth Cooke, one of the Law Commissioners.more »

Catherine Zeta-Jones-style pre-nup agreements are coming to the UK
WalesOnlineFebruary 28, 2014

“We don't expect this measure to lead to every engaged couple in the country seeking a prenup, but for those couples who want to have one in place, it will make their legal situation much clearer and reduce uncertainty upon separation. “I feel that ...more »

Honey, sign this before we tie the knot
Hong Kong StandardFebruary 27, 2014

The existing law allows married couples and civil partners to make agreements, but British courts do not always uphold them. The new suggestion would mean that any pre or post-nuptial agreements would be seen as legally enforceable. The commission ...more »

Honey, sign this before we tie the knot
Hong Kong StandardFebruary 27, 2014

The new suggestion would mean that any pre or post-nuptial agreements would be seen as legally enforceable. The commission recommends updates to the law in England and Wales. If enacted ... head of matrimonial practice at law firm Withers in Hong Kong ...more »

Q&A: proposed changes to prenuptial agreements
Financial TimesFebruary 27, 2014

... it is also of paramount importance. Following a review by the Law Commission, the body tasked with recommending reforms to the law in England and Wales, prenuptial agreements look set to play a more formal role in future divorce settlements, giving ...more »

Surge in pre-nups expected, says Thrings
Wiltshire BusinessFebruary 27, 2014

Under the terms of the report, which 'considers the treatment of pre-nuptial, post-nuptial and separation agreements', couples could effectively set the terms of a divorce before they get married. Adoption of the Law Commission's proposals by the ...more »

Plans For 'Binding Prenup' Agreement To Give Married Couples More 'Control'
Huffington Post UKFebruary 27, 2014

A so-called "prenup" law that allows a couple to set the terms of a divorce before they get married has been put forward by the Government's law reform advisers. Under the current law, couples can make pre- and post-nuptial agreements but they are not ...more »

Pre-nuptial agreements could become legally binding contracts
Law on the WebFebruary 27, 2014

The Law Commissioner for property, family and trust law, Professor Elizabeth Cooke, said: "Pre- and post-nuptial agreements are becoming more commonplace but the courts will not always follow them and lawyers are therefore not able to give clear advice ...more »

The Law Commission's Report on Matrimonial Property, Needs and Agreements
Family Law WeekFebruary 27, 2014

Our Report emerged in a context where, over 20 years, nuptial agreements have moved from the margins towards the centre of family law in England and Wales, at least in high value cases. In the mid 1990s 1 the effect of pre-nuptial agreements on the ...more »

Law Commission announces prenup plans
Marilyn Stowe BlogFebruary 27, 2014

The same applies to postnuptial agreements, made after marriage. The Commission's new report, Matrimonial Property Needs and Agreements, includes a draft bill which would introduce prenuptial agreements into law. The Law Commission, which reviews ...more »

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