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It is not often a judgment comes along that flips family law on its head. But ten years ago the case of the German paper heiress and her French former husband did just that.

The Supreme Court’s decision in Radmacher v Granatino transformed the way the English courts and the public regarded prenuptial agreements.

Although routine in many European jurisdictions, until this case, in England and Wales such agreements were considered to be contrary to public policy. The view was that they created unfairness to the financially weaker party — usually the wife — and even encouraged divorce.

Read the full article here: The Times


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