Matrimonial Agreement and Inheritance

29 May 2015

The Court of Appeal in England and Wales has recently ruled in the case of Critchell v Critchell that a Matrimonial Agreement that had been entered into between a divorcing husband and wife was invalidated due to the husband subsequently receiving an inheritance.

The Matrimonial Agreement had been reached on the basis of the parties’ needs and as the husband’s needs had changed due to his unexpected inheritance, this led to the decision to set aside the original Matrimonial Agreement.

This area of Family Law can be complex and it is therefore important that separating couples obtain independent specialised legal advice from an experienced solicitor. Our expert team of Family Law solicitors can help guide you through this process and provide you with the advice you need to make the right decisions for you.  

For further information or for a free, no obligation discussion, please contact Claire Edgar on cedgar@fhanna.co.uk  or contact us by telephone on 028 9024 3901 or online using the contact us form.