Untangling the UK/Swiss Knot: Getting married: Do they need a pre-nup? What is a matrimonial property regime?

This is the story of Heidi who is Swiss, and Henry, a Brit. In this podcast series we explore issues faced by this international couple, their businesses and their assets in a UK/Switzerland cross-border context. We will follow their story in good times and in bad times, to untangle the legal knots and help them spot opportunities.

Before they tie the knot, Henry’s parents want him to have a ‘pre-nuptial agreement’, to protect family money in case of a divorce. Heidi’s family say this can be dealt with by electing into the appropriate ‘matrimonial property regime’. Are they both right and does it matter which country they get married in?

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