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Pre-Nuptial Agreements - are they legal?

Following the recent recommendation of the Law Commission that pre-nuptial agreements should be made law, there has undoubtedly been a resurgence of interest from couples looking to protect their assets. The concept of the pre-nuptial agreement is a simple one. It allows a couple entering into...

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Grounds for Divorce

A petition for divorce cannot be issued until one year after the date of marriage. This is to try to make married couples work at the marriage rather than be too hasty in bringing a marriage to an end. After one year, a divorce petition can be presented to the Court but only if grounds for divorce...

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Why are "needs" important in divorce?

The divorce of Sheik Juffali from his wife, Christina Estrada, appeared in recent news headlines.  It is reported that Miss Estrada is claiming £68 million for a property in London and £6 million per year in maintenance payments.  The Sheik’s barrister said of these claims “we are firmly in ...

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The Court’s Approach to Asset Division on Divorce

Where parties are unable to reach an agreement in respect of how the family home (or any property) should be dealt with on divorce, the Court may be asked to intervene and decide how best to divide the asset when sold, if it should be transferred to one party in exchange for money or for some other ...

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