This case may well lead to more couples wanting a greater degree of certainty by setting out their intentions of what is to happen in the event their relationship breaks down.
Divorce ruling 'leaves law in state of flux' Family lawyers predict a rise in the number of couples seeking prenuptial agreements after the Court of Appeal dismissed a woman's bid for an equal share of her and her ex-husband's assets. Ruling in Hart v Hart, Lord Justice Moylan, said His Honour Judge Wildblood QC did not err when he awarded Karen Hart £3.5m, out of total resources of just under £9.4m, in a financial remedy order made in June 2015. The couple were married for 23 years. Karen Hart's solicitor, Irwin Mitchell partner Nicola Walker, said the settlement 'should have been based on an equal sharing of the assets they created between them during this time'. Walker said yesterday's ruling 'leaves the law in a state of flux.