This thesis focuses on the law concerning contracts made between spouses in an attempt to provide for their future after a breakdown of their marriage. This is described against the historical evolution of the permitted limits to which they could lawfully arrange matters as to principal (i.e. separation/divorce) and ancillary relief. As to the latter the three options which are open to divorcing spouses are either:
- Spouses agree unobjectionable and reasonable terms regarding all outstanding issues,
- they fail to settle any terms at all, or to arrange sufficient and lawful provisions, so that the court will (on divorce) impose its solution; or
- they choose a middle way: to settle and present their solution to the court, for incorporation in a court order (consent order).
The previous (supervisory) role of the court in such proceedings will be outlined and compared to the present position - in this context, the „information principle“ is of major importance. The doctrine of collusion is interpreted as a judicial sanction to ensure that the parties would keep to certain bargaining standards and that the court is provided with the required information.
SchlagworteAbsprachen Ehevertrag Englisches Recht Großbritannien Mediation Rechtswissenschaft Scheidungsschnellverfahren Scheidungsspezifischer Sittenwidrigkeitsbegriff Scheidungsvereinbarungen Unlautere Vertragsabsprachen
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