Marrying later in life: Julian Hawkhead on BBC Radio Humberside

Relationships|July 16th 2014

Stowe Family Law’s Managing Partner in Yorkshire Julian Hawkhead appeared on the David Burns show on BBC Radio Humberside this morning to discuss marriage later in life.

The topic was sparked by a column by 68 year old actress Maureen Lipman, who said despite finding a new relationship after the death of her husband she cannot “see the point” in getting married at her age.

There are many who do not share this view, as evidenced by the ONS reporting a leap in older marriages earlier this year.

This is where Stowe Family Law comes in.

During his interview, Julian Hawkhead said pre-nuptial agreements, or ‘prenups’ are becoming more popular among older couples getting married.

This is because older people tend to have more assets than younger people. They will want to protect the wealth they have acquired over a lifetime, whereas young people often get married with almost nothing.

Julian went on to say that people who marry when they are older are savvier and have a more realistic view of what life and marriage are all about, and what can go wrong.

Children are often a major consideration before people get married. Each partner will often have children of their own and have to think very hard about how to properly handle the new family relationships their marriage will create.

To hear the full interview, click here. Julian’s segment begins at 01:36:30 and is available for the next few days.

Julian is Stowe Family Law’s Senior Partner and is based in our Leeds office.

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