This booklet bargains with an issue that has lately been the point of interest of dialogue and legislation reform in lots of jurisdictions: how a lot scope should still spouses need to finish agreements relating their monetary affairs - and below what situations may still such agreements be binding and enforceable? those marital agreements contain pre-nuptial, post-nuptial and separation agreements.
The e-book is the results of a British Academy-funded examine venture which investigated and in comparison the correct legislation of britain and Wales, Australia, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, eire, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Scotland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden and the jurisdictions of the U.S.. as well as chapters on those jurisdictions, the booklet encompasses a bankruptcy at the 'English practitioner's view'. It additionally offers a comparative research of different matrimonial estate regimes and the foundations on marital agreements that explores underlying subject matters and principlesand makes ideas for regulating marital agreements.
A key subject is the functionality and impact of marital agreements within the diverse jurisdictions. therefore, each one bankruptcy first explains the underlying 'default' ideas for ancillary relief/matrimonial estate and upkeep. It then analyses the present ideas for marital agreements, and provides a quick account of the personal foreign legislations rules.
The booklet presents a accomplished resource of reference on ancillary relief/matrimonial estate and upkeep and the foundations on pre-nuptial, post-nuptial and separation agreements in 14 jurisdictions. It bargains tips for lecturers and practitioners facing foreign issues, and a foundation for discussions on legislations reform.
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Foreword by means of The Rt Hon Lord Wilson of Culworth, Justice of the splendid courtroom of the United Kingdom