In February the Law Commission recommended that prenuptial agreements, which allow a couple to agree divorce terms before they get married, should be legally binding with the reservation that the needs of any children and the separating couple are first taken into account.
A prenuptial agreement is sometimes entered into by couples who intend to get married. They have been quite common in several countries, particularly in the US, and are normally used to set out the financial matters that would be put in place following a divorce.
The final breaking up of a relationship is seldom a painless experience, however, often it is the best solution if the relationship has broken down irretrievably. There are two ways of ending a relationship legally. These are divorce and dissolution. Below we look at a few differences as well as answer some frequently asked questions about legally breaking a relationship.
An increase in the number of people aged 60 and over living in England and Wales, an increase in life expectancy by 26 years, plus an increase in participation by women in the labour market. Put them together and what do you get? An increase in divorce amongst the population aged 60 and over in England and Wales.