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What is the point in marriage?

Marriage rates continue to fall and more couples opt to cohabit than ever. Which begs the question; what is the point in marriage? Can the “No-Nup” and Family Justice Bill spell an end to traditional marriages in the UK? Calls made to offer unmarried couples more legal protection There have been calls recently to give unmarried couples the same kind …

Business valuations in financial remedy proceedings

This blog details the factors that indicate whether a business should be valued in financial remedy proceedings and highlights cases in which a valuation may be unhelpful, where the principal value of the company is as an income stream or if there is a range of opinion about the value or where the value may be theoretical. The most common types of …

Updating your nuptial agreement

When parties enter into a pre or post nuptial agreement, it is important to review and update the terms, particularly if there are significant changes in circumstances or specified time periods have passed. If a nuptial agreement is not updated and kept updated, it is likely that the court will not uphold the terms in any subsequent financial remedy proceedings. …

Remarriage? Consider making a Pre-Nup

Pre-nuptial agreements are legal agreements made between two people before their marriage has taken place. This document sets out how the couple wish their assets (and debts) to be divided between them should they separate or divorce. These agreements can also deal with income, including current earnings and future earnings.  If there are already children of the family, pre-nups can deal …