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Family Finance Flyer Issue 9

October 31, 2008

NG v KR (Pre-nuptial contract) [2008] EWHC 1532 (Fam)

The decision of Baron J. in NG v KR (Pre-nuptial contract) [2008] EWHC 1532 (Fam) is an absolute feast for any matrimonial lawyer wishing to clearly evaluate the present approach of the Courts of England and Wales to the effectiveness and impact of a pre-nuptial agreement in an ancillary relief application in which the fairness of the deal struck is set against the recognised factors of disclosure and independent advice, the birth of children, the Human Rights of the parties to the agreement and their respective needs.  Click here to read more.

Family Finance Flyer Issue 11

October 15, 2008

McLeod v McLeod [2008] UKPC 64

This decision of the Privy Council, on an appeal from the Manx courts has provided, an important clarification of the appropriate approach within ancillary relief proceedings in any case where an agreement exists between married parties as to their arrangements, either in marriage or after separation, as defined in sections 34 and 35 of the Matrimonial Causes Act  1973 (‘alteration of maintenance agreements’) and whether such an agreement is post nuptial, an Edgar separation agreement or an agreement reached in compromise of ancillary relief proceedings.  Click here to read more.