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Jo Carr-West comments on a £1.3m divorce award despite signing a pre-nuptial agreement in Family Law Week

  • April 05, 2019
  • By Jo Carr-West, Partner

Mostyn J awards husband £1.3 million

In Ipekçi v McConnell [2019] EWFC 19, Mr Justice Mostyn decided to ignore a pre-nuptial agreement between the parties in making a financial remedies award in favour of the husband.

The case involved Morgan McConnell (the wife), the great-granddaughter of the founder of Avon Products, and Anil Ipekci (the husband), whom she met when he worked as a concierge at Le Parker Meridien in New York.

Jo Carr-West commented:

“Mostyn’s judgement is another reminder that the court will not be bound automatically by a prenuptial agreement, even if it has been agreed between the parties. It is vital that an agreement addresses both parties’ needs and is realistic about this from the outset. Regularly reviewing prenuptial agreements, particularly those made some time ago, can help to make sure that their terms are still current and can help to avoid costly litigation about whether or not people should be held to the terms of an historic agreement.”

Read the full article in Family Law Week here.

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