Following their engagement earlier this year, reports suggest that Miley Cyrus and fiancé Liam Hemsworth may enter into a pre-nup before they tie the knot.
Miley is apparently looking for a pre-nup that will protect not only her $130 million fortune but also, more unusually, her six dogs in the event of a divorce. Liam is said to be worth an estimated $20 million in his own right but could still be entitled to a substantial share of Miley’s assets if the marriage broke down if no pre-nup was signed.
A pre-nuptial agreement in England is not binding in the same way as in some other jurisdictions and would not be enforceable as a contract. It is however a factor the court can take into account on divorce when considering what would be a fair divorce settlement. The weight that would be given to the pre-nup would depend on a number of factors, including the circumstances in which the agreement was drawn up and signed. For that reason it is important to seek divorce advice before entering into a pre-nuptial agreement.