Drafting pre- or post-marital agreements with an international dimension can be a tricky business. Camilla Fusco
offers some tips.
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In an increasingly cosmopolitan world, family lawyers are often required to advise clients from a global perspective. This is especially relevant when drafting a pre-marital or post-marital agreement with an international dimension.
There are various reasons why international considerations can arise, for example where the couple have a connection with a foreign country or if they intend to move abroad in the future. Alternatively, they may own assets abroad or be foreign nationals living here on an expatriate basis. This article summarises the position in England and Wales concerning marital agreements and the issues that need to be considered when drafting a marital agreement with an international perspective.