agreement

Wife fails to increase settlement from pre-nuptial agreement

The Court of Appeal recently returned a decision on a wife’s appeal of a High Court judgment, providing her with in excess of £50m and business interests, following her 20 year marriage to successful businessman, Gerard Versteegh. The husband and wife, both in their 50s, were both born, brought up and educated in Sweden. The parties married in Sweden in …

grandchildren

Grandchildren and grandparent relationship to be enshrined in law in the near future?

This week,there has been wide ranging, media reports on the cross-party support to enshrine the right of a grandparent to see their grandchildren after a divorce or separation between parents. Changes to legislation would be required, as grandparents are currently required to obtain the court’s permission to make an application under section 8 of Children Act 1989 for contact, unless the …