Landmark Ruling in Divorce Case

Landmark Ruling in Divorce CaseUK divorce laws have been rewritten following a landmark case recently heard in the Court of Appeal in which one of Germany’s richest women secured victory in the Court of Appeal in enforcing a prenuptial agreement with her former husband.

The judges said that England should not be out of line with other countries and they condemned existing law under which prenuptial contracts are not enforceable.

They upheld a challenge brought by Katrin Radmacher, 39, an heiress said to be worth £100 million, ruling that a prenuptial contract should be decisive when the courts divide a couple’s assets after a marriage fails.

Until now, judges have regarded prenuptial agreements as “persuasive” but in future, courts will regard them as binding unless there is a reason not to do so.

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