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Length:
30 minutes of audio
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Course Aims:

Despite not being legally binding in England and Wales, pre-marital agreements are becoming increasingly popular and more and more couples are approaching practitioners for advice on preparing such an agreement. However there are often complex considerations to be borne in mind, particularly where there are significant assets involved or an international element. In this podcast partner Lucy Greenwood from the International Family Law Group discusses the factors to be taken into account where instructions are received to advise on entering into marital agreements (pre-marriage and post-separation). She provides expert insight into the approach to marital agreements where a case has an international dimension, including the impact of the EU Maintenance Regulation.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Understand what marital agreements are and why they are becoming increasingly popular;
  • Know when pre-marital agreements are used;
  • Know the format of pre-marital agreements;
  • Understand the impact that the Supreme Court case of Radmacher (formerly Granatino) v Granatino [2010] has had on the weight attached to pre-marriage (pre-marital) agreements in the English courts;
  • Be aware of who is likely to enter into pre-marital agreements;
  • Know the benefits of pre-marital agreements;
  • Be aware of the factors which need to be taken into account when providing advice on marital agreements;
  • Know the scope of a Choice of Court clause;
  • Understand what is considered to be applicable law and whether it is applied by English courts.
Level:
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
Classification:
Legal Principles
Sources and References:
  • AL v MT [2013] EWHC 100 (Fam);
  • Brussels II is Regulation (EC) No 1347/2000;
  • EU Maintenance Regulation - (EC) No 4/2009;
  • Matrimonial Causes Act 1973;
  • Radmacher (formerly Granatino) v Granatino [2010] UKSC 42.
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In this podcast Lucy Greenwood, a partner from the International Family Law Group discusses the factors which need to be taken into account when providing advice on marital agreements (pre-marriage and post-separation) in England and Wales.

Date Recorded: 15th August 2013

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