Postnups could become the new prenups

In future couples may find that they want to get themselves the forms to make postnuptial agreements following the outcome of one landmark case.

People are now being urged to wait until after their honeymoon to create a postnuptial agreement which will be considered binding if signed without pressure.

This may then help to prevent disputes regarding divorce settlements and any property or money demands.

The idea was highlighted by the recent case of Roderick and Marcia Macleod.

Mrs Macleod demanded £5.5 million when the couple split, however judges ruled in favour of Mr Macleod saying he only needed to give her the £1 million that had been agreed in a postnuptial agreement they made.

Couples who do decide to draw up either a postnuptial or prenuptial agreement may find that they can save money by doing this themselves using forms and legal documents they have purchased.

Published on: December 19, 2008

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