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Are Prenuptial Agreements legally enforceable?

On divorce the court has very wide discretionary powers to distribute family assets as they see fit, in accordance with the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973, so as to bring about fairness between the couple. All the assets of the marriage; whether in the sole name of one or other of the spouses or joint names and whether acquired before, during or after the marriage are susceptible to the court’s discretionary jurisdiction. Couples have therefore… Continue reading

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Same Sex Marriages And The Consequences To Your Will

From Saturday 29th March the first same sex marriages took place throughout England and Wales. Civil partnerships became legal in 2004, this allowed same-sex couples to live in legally recognised partnerships. However, the change in law will now allow them … Continue reading

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