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Peter Magee

A father of two from Sydney has recently been awarded $800,000 in damages after he sued his former family lawyers for negligence, claiming a “pre-nup” they created was useless in shielding his assets from the subsequent divorce.

So how do you make sure that your ‘pre-nup’ (or binding financial agreement, also known as a “BFA”) is worth the paper it’s … Read more

Pre-nup: Do you really need one?

by Peter Magee on November 12, 2010

For the record I am against prenuptial agreements.

I have clients come to me and say, “I would like a pre-nuptial agreement.  I just want what’s fair.”  My reflex response as a family lawyer is to say, “Let’s set the record straight.  If you just wanted what was fair you wouldn’t need the pre-nuptial agreement. What you want is an … Read more