It is predicated that there will be a rise in the number of couples seeking prenuptial agreements after the Court of Appeal rejected Karen Hart’s bid for an equal share of her and her ex-husband’s assets.
Karen Hart was awarded £3.5m, out of total resources of just under £9.4m, in a financial remedy order made in June 2015.
Karen Hart’s lawyers said the settlement “should have been based on an equal sharing of the assets they created between them during this time”.
The ruling allows a judge to find that even where it is not properly evidenced, the financial contribution of one spouse outweighs the family and domestic contribution of the other. This can lead to a result that is unfair and discriminatory.
This means that it’s important to establish and prove what assets you have invested into the relationship prior to the official marriage as they could also be included in any payout.
Prenuptial agreement solicitors
At Wrigley Claydon, we fight on your behalf to make this difficult time a little easier. We are experienced family lawyers and can assist you with the legal aspects of any family situation in which you may find yourself. We deal with our cases sensitively.
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