Prenup agreements face test case after divorce

by Rachel Crook

A prenuptial agreement signed overseas may not be applicable under UK law if a German heiress wins a case in the British courts against her French ex-husband.

Katrin Radmacher, who has an estimated £100 million fortune, has gone to court to attempt to have the prenuptial agreement she drew up with ex-husband Nicolas Granatino in Germany ruled inapplicable in the UK.

Should she win the case, it would prevent Mr Granatino having any claim on her wealth and may also affect some couples in the UK with prenup arrangements.

Those facing divorce and wishing to solve their issues amicably without such disputes may use a DIY divorce service.

Acrimonious divorce cases have included that between Sir Paul McCartney and Heather Mills.

Ms Mills picked up over £24 million in the court settlement but criticised the amount this week during a speech at a vegan charity event, arguing she should have had more.

Published on: April 23, 2009

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