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12 03, 2022

What happens to property when your spouse dies?

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So you’ve signed a contracting out agreement (“agreement”) (commonly referred to as a “prenup”). What happens if the worst occurs and your partner dies? While the contracting out agreement will still apply, it may be limited. That is, other sections of the Property (Relationships) Act 1976 (“the Act”) may override the agreement. Let’s take a [...]

8 10, 2020

Relationship Property Agreements

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A separation can be quite a stressful and taxing ordeal in itself. Having to include the Family Court in the mix will likely to make things much more complicated, and not to mention, expensive. Therefore, it is advised that parties should try their best to come to a private agreement amongst themselves. This saves a [...]

19 06, 2011

Contracting out of the equal sharing rules relating to relationship property

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The rules around how property will be divided if a relationship breaks down are set out in the Property (Relationships) Act 1976.  The idea is that spouses and partners are expected to share equally in the fruits of their relationship. If you don’t want those equal sharing rules to apply to your property, then you [...]

7 03, 2011

Separation agreements and division of relationship property

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Certain legal requirements must be met for a separation agreement to be binding. One of those requirements is for both parties to receive independent legal advice and have the effects and implications of the agreement explained to them. Both parties must receive an explanation of what they would have been entitled to under the Property [...]

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