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December 02, 2004

Family lawyers call for pre-nuptial deals for British couples

Rich husbands and wives in Britain who wish to protect their fortunes from the lottery of the divorce courts could soon be able to take advantage of US-style pre-nuptial agreements, says a report in The Independent. A long-awaited report published by an influential group of family lawyers calls on the government to make 'pre-nup' contracts binding on divorce settlements. The change in the law would put British couples on the same footing as American couples who are able to state exactly what happens to their assets after separation. Demand for pre-nuptial agreements in this country has soared after a number of a high-profile divorces.

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