Monday, 19 March 2012

Pre-nups cause confusion down-under

Family Law Solicitors in Australia are struggling to advise couples with confidence on the status of pre nuptial agreements. Indeed it is reported that some divorce solicitors are refusing to act in cases involving these agreements.

The problem has been highlighted by the case of the multi-millionaire businessman who is trying to challenge the payment to his wife, an ex-strip club dancer, under their divorce settlement.

In England pre-nuptial agreements will be upheld by the court when a couple divorce unless it would not be fair to hold them to the terms. The agreement must, however, be properly drawn up so it is crucial that a couple take divorce advice from specialist family law solicitors in good time before they marry to ensure the best prospect of it being worth the paper it is written on.

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