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Solicitor JA only. If a British woman marries an Egyptian

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Solicitor JA only. If a British woman marries an Egyptian man what rights does he have over her money and Estates. Can you get a pre nuptial agreement?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 3 years ago.
Hello again,

If thye couple live in England, English law stipulates that the marital property is shared equally between the spouses in the case of divorce, and the normal staerting point is 50/50, althought he courts have wide discretion in deciding how to split up the assets.

A pre nuptial agreement may be entered into and it is persuasive but not binding on the courts, if the couple know what they are signing up to and get independent legal advice, the agreement will be more likely to be upheld in court.

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Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
Thank you for your question.
My name is XXXXX XXXXX I will do my best to assist you as the above is not entirely correct
The family court does indeed have a wide power to decide how assets should be divided in the event of a divorce - but that is based on a number of factors one of the most important being the length of the marriage.
It is only in the event of a long marriage , or one where there are children, that a 50/50 division of the assets is likely
With a short marriage (under two years) the aim is to put both parties back to the financial position they were in at the start of the marriage and then divide any excess between them.
The only possible problem in this case is if the husband moves to England in which case he could claim a lump sum to help him either return home or set up a new home in the UK.
After two years then the main issue would be his needs - and if the marriage is longer than 15 years then 50/50 is a very likely outcome
With regard to a pre nuptial agreement in order for it to have any validity they MUST have taken independent advice and it needs to be signed at least 28 days prior to the marriage and there must have been full financial disclosure
Clare
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Many thanks the information is sufficient at the moment, Many thanks.