Plans to beef up prenups could pay off for expats

Plans to give prenuptial agreements legal force in Britain could have benefits for British expats, according to a family law expert.

The Law Commission, the Government’s advisory body on legal changes, recommended recently that prenups should be legally binding in England and Wales.

Such contracts, in which couples can put valuable assets outside the scope of any future divorce settlement, are widely used in the United States and much of Europe.

They are not formally enforced by English judges at present, but are taken into consideration.

Elizabeth Roberts  10/03/14 17:49

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