Rise of the post-nup

Laura Suter in the Telegraph looks at the rise of the post-nup, with lawyers reporting an increase in the number of married couples entering agreements on how assets will be split if they divorce. She says there are ongoing legal discussions about whether the law should be changed to make post-nup agreements legally binding, as the rise in the use of the agreements mean that they are now seriously considered by divorce courts. Ms Suter says the most popular reason for getting a post-nup is where one half of the couple unexpectedly comes into money and wants to protect it. Another key area where a post-nup may be sought is when parents help young couples get onto the property ladder, with the ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’ seeking to protect the gift to their child in the event of a separation by insisting on a formal agreement.

The Daily Telegraph

Posted 13/11/2017