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Katrin Radmacher Prenuptial Runs Roughshod Over UK Law And God

KATRIN Radmacher, 40, is the German paper company heiress who has established in the Supreme Court that prenuptial agreements are binding. The deal leaves her former husband, Frenchman Nicolas Granatino, 38, with 1 million of her estimated £106 million fortune. The Court of Appeal had slashed his divorce settlement of £5.85m .

Pre-nups do not currently have a place in British family law.

And Granatino seems to have done pretty well – the original 1998 agreement stipulated that neither party would benefit financially if the marriage ended.

Says Radmacher:

“I am really pleased with the ruling but saddened at the four-year process that brought us to this point. I am delighted that Britain has upheld fairness. It is important to me that no one else should have to go through this.”

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Posted: 20th, October 2010 | In: Money | Comment