Pre-nups on the in­crease

Daily Express - - NEWS -

PRE-NUP­TIAL agree­ments are more pop­u­lar than ever, with the num­ber of en­quiries from spouses-to-be ris­ing by half over the last year.

Lawyers are blam­ing the fact that di­vorc­ing cou­ples can now ex­pect to see equal divi­sion of as­sets gen­er­ated dur­ing the mar­riage, rather than the home­maker merely hav­ing “rea­son­able needs met” in any set­tle­ment.

Deborah Jeff, part­ner and head of fam­ily law at law firm Sed­dons, said the eco­nomic cri­sis ap­pears to be driv­ing those con­tem­plat­ing mar­riage “to be­come even more pro­tec­tive of their as­sets”.

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