Senior partner Marilyn Stowe was quoted on the financial advice website YourMoney.com about the impact of post-nuptial agreements following a divorce.
‘Postnups’ are in the news following the story of Caroline Hopkins, who felt that by signing one in 2011, she had missed out on her fair share of her ex-husband’s £38 million fortune.
Mrs Stowe said that the case was not all that uncommon. Sometimes, such an agreement “may be a trap by one side to obtain a lower settlement”.
She added that anyone whose partner proposes a postnup should seek “independent legal advice” and make sure that “there is full disclosure of assets and that your ‘reasonable needs’ are met within the agreement”.
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