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Pre-nup legislation set to end divorce wars

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on January 5th, 2011 1 comment

Marriage is, and should be, all about love. Saying “I do, but only if you sign on the dotted line” isn’t particularly romantic,but no-one will judge you for wanting to protect your assets in case something goes wrong.

Pre-nups have become increasingly common in Britain, but are currently not protected by legislation. After a series of high-profile divorce cases where pre-nups have been challenged in the courts, changes may be just around the corner. The new legislation would also be valid for any deals signed after you’re married.

By signing a pre-nup you are entitled to hold on to savings, homes and any other assets that you have when entering the marriage. Personally I don’t think signing a pre-nup encourages any marriage to fail; it’s about being savvy and realistic. After all, he should love you for you and not your money. I’m sure Miss Catherine Middleton has to sign a pre-nup ahead of her marriage to Prince William. The Queen wouldn’t want Kate to get half of the kingdom if it didn’t end happily ever after, would she?

What do you think about pre-nups – is it a deal breaker?


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