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Re-marriage pre nup

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19 Oct 07 #4969 by themindboggles
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I know a pre nup isnt reallyleagally binding in the UK, but have heard of a way of legally protecting your assets to a certain extent before a marriage and wondered if anyone could possibly point me in the direction of the correct terminology!!

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19 Oct 07 #4974 by themindboggles
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Found it already.... what a mastermind am I...
Its called a DEED OF TRUST... gonna google the info needed now

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19 Oct 07 #4975 by themindboggles
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Not a mastermind at all...... i got it so very wrong
DOH DOH!

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20 Oct 07 #4989 by Sera
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They're not legally binding if the circumstances change during the marriage. (ie: she gave up her work, to have children, to care for kids etc).

If you divorced, the judge would still look at contribution and need from her.

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20 Oct 07 #4996 by themindboggles
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Im actually asking this question for a friend who is getting married ( silly so and so i say but hey) anyway he got divorced about15years ago but never had a CO or financial settlement as was very young.... his fiance wants to protect her assets should his ex wife come after him in the future as was in the news a few weeks back... she is quite wealthy, he is not!
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20 Oct 07 #4998 by Sera
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themindboggles wrote:

... she is quite wealthy, he is not!


Ooh! Dodgy Turf!!! (I hear the alarm bells ringing!)

My best friend was an intelligent wealthy journalist. She married a painter-decorator guy, who moved into her half-million pound home with nothing put his cricket bag and the shellsuit he stood up in!

Once married, an ex-girlfriend of his (not even ex wife) realised he's married well, and got a financial claim from my girlfriends income!

When my friend was diagnosed with Cancer, couldn't work and couldn't make the payments toward a child that isn't even hers, this ex then gave her much grief, and demanded her child added to the Will, as being a beneficiary to the house!

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20 Oct 07 #5000 by themindboggles
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Your poor friend..... thats probably why my friends fiance wants a pre nup!!..... so no dodgy exes can come making a claim!!

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