There are many potential benefits to pre-marital and post-marital agreements which are often referred to as pre-nups and post-nups. They can reduce uncertainty, promote autonomy and they can often successfully address the division of property and sometimes spousal maintenance in the event of marital break down. The question is, do these benefits sometimes come at the expense of justice?
Marriage vs Cohabitation; Financial and legal consequences upon separation in England
Lucy Greenwood, Partner at The International Family Law Group LLP (IFLG) sets out some of significant and commonly misunderstood differences in the financial legal rights of married and unmarried couples.
For these purposes, the term married couples includes couples in Civil Partnerships.
Top 5 reasons why Prenups are worth the paper they are written on
By Lucy Greenwood and Richard Kwan
Prenuptial agreements (“prenups”) can seem rather unromantic. It hardly feels natural thinking about the potential end of a marriage before it has even started. But marriage is a big commitment bringing with it very considerable legal rights and financial responsibilities which many people grossly underestimate and which can leave their personal assets highly exposed.
Malta’s Cohabitation Bill Passes Second Reading: Important Reminder for Cohabiting Couples Worldwide to Seek Advice & Protect Their Rights
As Malta’s Cohabitation Bill passes its second reading it is the latest country in a series, including Australia and Canada, looking set to introduce "de facto" marriage for unmarried cohabitants. For more information about Malta's Cohabitation Bill please see here.
Large increase in marriage rate in men and women over 65
The Office of National Statistics has recently published new data in relation to the marriages that took place in England and Wales during the course of 2014.
The statistics reveal a substantial increase in the numbers of people over the age of 65 who are getting married. When comparing marriage rates between 2009 and 2014 they reveal an increase of 56% in the marriage rate for women age 65 and over and an increase of 41% for men of the same age bracket.
The Law Commission proposals for binding marital agreements
The English Law Commission has today (27th February 2014) published its long awaited final report and proposed draft legislation on its government prompted consultation on “Matrimonial Property, Needs and Agreements”. Disappointingly it has not given the much-needed recommendations for statute law reform of financial needs and definitions of marital property, and David Hodson has written a separate opinion piece about this missed opportunity. However the really good news is the recommendati
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We have developed this Digital Tool to help you navigate your way through the most common legal questions which may arise when resolving the financial outcome of a divorce or civil partnership dissolution.
At iFLG, we believe in helping families to understand the law and resolve any family disputes as simply, quickly and cost effectively as possible. Legal advice should always be taken. Particular circumstances may change the outcome. Our lawyers are available to help on +44 (0) 203 178 5668 or email@example.com.