Another amendment was the introduction of pre-nuptial contracts
to regulate which spouse pays alimony in case of divorce and who will win custody of the children and the family home.
Mr Todd said the current status of pre-nuptial contracts
was unclear and he was asking the court to give force to an agreement entered into by parties which would have been binding in the countries of origin of both the former husband and wife.
Perhaps official pre-nuptial contracts
are the way forward for some brides who are struggling to keep the peace'
He is also an expert in all other aspects of family law including relationship agreements, pre-nuptial contracts
and custody cases.
Though not legally binding in the UK, pre-nuptial contracts
are nevertheless likely to be taken into account by the divorce courts.
As with pre-nuptial contracts
for heterosexual couples, these agreements are not strictly binding under English law, but the courts may take them into account when a relationship breaks down.
These agreements--made either prior to or during the course of a marriage or cohabitation--are known as pre-nuptial contracts
, post-nuptial contracts, marriage contracts, cohabitation agreements, and other similar terms.