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  • Posted on December 17, 2018
    Tech billionaire Elon Musk had a post-nup with his ex-wife and Kanye West has a pre-nup with his wife, the professional celebrity Kim Kardashian. But are nuptial agreements just for eccentric celebrities trying to stiff their spouses?

    The common view of nuptial agreements, whether pre-nups or post-nups, is that they’re contracts drawn up by celebrities or the ultra-wealthy when they marry someone with far fewer assets, in order to leave their spouse high and dry in the event of a break-up. Sometimes this is true, and it’s certainly possible to quibble with the way nuptial agreements have been used by some – but it doesn’t have to be this way and, often, nuptial agreements are something else entirely.
    Posted in: Family law
  • Posted on November 30, 2018
    Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, sadly passed away in August and did so without leaving a Will. This might come as a surprise to many given her superstar status and assets worth an estimated £62.3 million. Without a Will in place, local law is dictating how her estate is being divided, rather than this being her own choice. This is further complicated because one of her sons has special needs that require financial and medical support for the rest of his life. The process of administering her estate could take years to resolve because of this lack of clear division and potential claims to the inheritance, and will likely play out in public.
  • Posted on November 14, 2018
    The Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, James Brokenshire, has proposed introducing longer tenancies for private renters. If the plan, which was tabled in July this year, is put into action it would mean landlords and tenants may have to commit to a minimum three-year residential tenancy term in place of the current six to 12 month tenancy agreements. This, in my opinion, creates repercussions for everyone involved.
  • Posted on August 20, 2018
    Whilst our feathered friends have long since fledged the nest in my garden, we are still nurturing the next generation of solicitors. Soon they too will stretch their wings.
  • Posted on July 30, 2018
    I am currently reading a book called, Women who run with Wolves, by Clarissa Pinkola Estes. It’s all about the Wild Woman inside of every woman and the constraints and restrictions placed upon women in modern society (and throughout history – burning witches spring to mind!). The wild woman is all about female strength, instinct, her role as life giver, healthy, passionate and wise.