Family Law Week summary: WC v HC

04 April 2022

Savannah Bullen Manson summarises the judgment in WC v HC [2022] EWFC 22  for Family Law Week.

The case concerned the weight given to a pre-marital agreement, a post-marital agreement, family wealth & prospective inheritance when determining the appropriate financial award division of assets.

The judgment contains an overview of the law relating to division of assets generally (paragraph 21), pre-and post-marital agreements (paragraph 22), inter-vivos gifts from family (paragraph 23), and inheritance (paragraph 24).

Background to the case

H and W have two children. The family had lived a 'very affluent' life between the UK and Switzerland, supported almost entirely by H's family money.

Read the full summary on Family Law Week.