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Located in Plymouth, Devon, C&C Family Law was established as a specialist practice in 2007 by accredited family lawyers Celia Charlton and Samantha Cook

We provide advice on all aspects of family law, including divorce, children, prenuptial agreements and collaborative law.

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Prenuptial AgreementsLord Wilson signalled his support for increasing the importance of pre-nuptial contracts, suggesting that couples should be allowed to fairly and properly agree what should happen if they split up in the future without the risk of the court interfering. He felt it was patronising not to give couples this authority over their own assets.

Pre-nuptial agreements are widely recognised in other jurisdictions.  They are contracts used by couples who are planning to marry to set out how their property and assets should be divided if their relationship breaks down in the future.

The agreements were not, however, recognised at all in England and Wales until a 2010 UK Supreme Court decision to uphold the pre-nup negotiated between Katrin Radmacher and Nicolas Granatino. This case signalled a big shift in the Court’s approach.

Judges are required to try to achieve fairness when divided matrimonial assets.  They have a wide discretion and, since the Radmacher case, can consider pre-nuptial agreements as one of the circumstances, provided they are properly and fairly negotiated.

Lord Wilson is clearly in favour of stepping up the importance of these agreements.

If you would like advice and support in relation to a pre-nuptial agreement, check out our website at http://www.candcfamilylaw.co.uk/aboutus.htm or give Celia or Sam a ring on 01752 222211

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