Private client: Love, romance and... pre-nups
One consequence of the credit crunch is that divorce lawyers are seeing heightened interest in their services.Anecdotally, the increase is, as much as anything, motivated by a desire to cash in on assets before their value falls even further as the credit crunch really begins to bite in 2009. In other words, disgruntled husbands and wives are striking while the iron is (just about still) hot.Cynics will no doubt conclude that this is a depressing indictment of the way in which modern relationships work. The alternative view is that it is only of late that sums worth fighting for have become commonplace, or that the culture of extended settlement battles have become the norm. Whatever your feelings on this issue, it is in everyone's interest that lengthy separation disputes are avoided.
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