Your money or your wife?

A new government proposal could allow prenuptial agreements to be considered as part of decisions made in family law cases, writes Kieron Wood.

21st October, 2006

Government proposals to consider legalising prenuptial agreements could persuade more couples to marry.

At present, one third of the children born in the state are born out of wedlock. This has significant implications for the rights of parents and their children in areas such as child custody, property rights, taxation and inheritance.

But many cohabiting couples choose not to marry because family law legislation does not permit them to agree in advance the distribution of...

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