An Australian family lawyer provides details of her pre-nuptial agreement in an article with the Sydney Morning Herald available here.
One in four couples who consider pre-nuptial agreements do not go through with wedding, figures show
An interesting UK article which discusses the rise of pre-nuptial agreements, as well as anecdotal evidence that a significant percentage of couples who consider pre-nuptial agreements do not end up getting married. A link to the article is available by clicking here.
Leading financial commentator Neil Whittaker examines the topic "when to get a prenuptial agreement". The link to the Sydney Morning Herald column is available by clicking here
Geoff Wilson, Partner at HopgoodGanim Lawyers, reports on the recent High Court decision in Thorne v Kennedy. Geoff cuts through the media hype and explains the legal impact of the case on pre-nuptial agreements in Australia. The report link is available by clicking here.
This SMH article provides a summary (with links) to recent decisions, as well as some unusual 'lifestyle'clauses in prenuptial agreements. http://www.smh.com.au/national/prenuptial-agreements-offer-glimpse-into-secret-lives-of-couples-20161206-gt4sa6.html
The case of Thorne v Kennedy will provide guidance about the circumstances in which duress can overturn a prenuptial agreement. This news.com.au article provides a summary of the case. Stay tuned for the decision later this year! http://www.news.com.au/finance/money/costs/divorced-wife-fights-prenup-in-epic-high-court-battle/news-story/9a26aeaf479f32482d81431bc560f9ca
HopgoodGanim Lawyers has been named Brisbane’s only First Tier Family Law firm, as announced by the 2017 Doyles Guide to the Australian Legal Profession in Leading Family & Divorce Law Firms – Brisbane. The firm’s Family Law Partners also featured prominently in Doyles’ parallel Leading Family & Divorce Lawyers – Brisbane. Head of the practice [...]
The Family Law Amendment bill introduced into Parliament by Attorney General George Brandis (if passed) is designed to ensure agreements are “worth the paper they are written on”, will bolster the integrity of financial agreements and will make it more difficult to challenge an agreement. Geoff Wilson of HopgoodGanim Lawyers outlines the amendments to be [...]
Geoff Wilson co-manages HopgoodGanim’s Family Law practice, one of the largest in Australia. He is a Queensland Law Society Accredited Family Law Specialist and has practiced in family law for almost three decades. His specialisation includes relationship agreements, representation of third parties, trusts and property disputes. Geoff was named the market leader and a pre-eminent [...]
BBC News reports that the Law Commission has proposed new laws which make pre-nuptial agreements binding in the UK. Watch this space! Click here to read further