08 July, 2009
Lancashire law firm Forbes Solicitors is warning couples to be careful when signing prenuptial agreements as the prospect for them to become legally binding is drawing closer after a dramatic Court of Appeal ruling.
A German heiress has successfully overturned an earlier court decision to award her ex-husband 5.8m of her 100m fortune despite their prenuptial agreement stating he would not make a claim if they divorced.
At present, pre-nups are enforceable in Germany, where the couple's was signed, but not in the UK where they married - is this set to change?
David Milburn, Family Solicitor at Forbes comments, "We are seeing more and more cases where prenuptial agreements are being taken into account when determining how divorce assets should be distributed. It is therefore extremely important to consider writing a pre-nup before walking down the aisle".
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