Well, the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom (i.e. the House of Lords) have made a landmark ruling that a pre-nuptial agreement should be legally binding (in a particular case). Not entirely clear what ratio decidendi this judgement has, but the statement on the BBC website does say that the Court decided that “in the right case” prenuptial agreements were applicable in the law.
– Isn’t the agreement that should be legally binding the one that says “I take thee X to be my husband/wife…until we are parted by death”, and the words said when giving the ring “all that I have, I give to you”?
– The husband in this case is going to be given a reduced payment of only £1m (rather than £5m). He has said that this smaller settlement would leave him in financial ruin. Er? 1m? Financial ruin? I’m not quite sure what planet this guy lives on, but £1m used to be a lot of money!
(Or am I just being (a) hopelessly old fashioned, (b) out of touch, or (c) all of the above?)