2017 Update: Nuptial Agreements & Spousal Maintenance
10th May 2017
Join Gwyn Evans and Estelle Lear of the Tanfield Private Client Group to discuss nuptial agreements and spousal maintenance. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your place.
The seminar consists of two 30 minute sessions covering the following information:
A Meal Ticket for Life?
The issue of spousal maintenance can generate a lot of heat (and correspondence) on both sides of a divorce. In this seminar Gwyn Evans considers recent case-law, including guidance distilled from the higher courts by Mostyn J in SS v NS (Spousal Maintenance)  EWHC 4183 (Fam) and by Moylan J in BD v FD (Financial Remedies: Needs)  EWHC 594 (Fam).
Gwyn will offer practical tips for making or defending a spousal maintenance claim, quantifying need, dealing with bonuses, capitalising claims, extending terms, grappling with ‘cohabitation’ and obtaining legal services payment orders and maintenance pending suit.
Nuptial Agreements – A Whistlestop Tour
With the dust having settled from Radmacher v Granatino  UKSC 42, how should you be advising clients who ask about drafting pre-nuptial agreements? What about relationships with a foreign element? Is it possible to draft a nuptial agreement at the eleventh hour? Estelle Lear analyses the approach of the courts in WW v HW  EWHC 1844 (Fam), Luckwell v Limata  EWHC 502 (Fam), AH v PH  2 FLR 251, SA –v- PA  2 FLR 1028 and other key cases. Estelle also offers guidance for advising clients who later allege an agreement is unfair: what factors affect whether the agreement will be upheld or not by a court?
- 18:00 – Registration
- 18:15 – Topic One: Spousal Maintenance
- 18:45 – Topic Two: Nuptial Agreements
- 19:15 – Networking Drinks
- Tanfield Chambers, 2-5 Warwick Court, London, WC1R 5DJ