E90Post
 


European Auto Source
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > BMW E90/E92/E93 3-series General Forums > Regional Forums > UK > UK Off-Topic Discussions > marriage "laws"



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      08-13-2009, 07:02 PM   #1
zltm089
Major General
zltm089's Avatar
United Kingdom
98
Rep
7,541
Posts

Drives: 335i SE Coupe Space Grey
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: LONDON

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2006 BMW 335i  [5.00]
marriage "laws"

I was wondering if anyone on here knows about the laws surrounding marriage...

When getting married, if the guy has a property on his name and some savings in his name in a personal bank a/c, will these be "halved" in the event of a divorce?

What about taxes? etc...

In summary,

I would like to know what are the benefits and drawbacks of getting married from a legal perspective?

and what would happen in the eventuality of a divorce? etc
__________________

Current Car: E92 335i SE Dream Cars: AMG SL65 Black,GallardoSuperleggera, GTR 2012, Agera R, F430 Scuderia, DBS, EVO X FQ400, Lexus LFA, F10 M5, M4, GT3 RS4.0, Ferrari 458, Ferrari F12, R8 V10 plus, Jaguar F Type V8, Lamborghini LP700-4 Aventador, Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, C63 AMG Coupe Black, Vanquish 2012, Laferrari, GT3 991, McLaren 650s.
Appreciate 0
      08-13-2009, 07:03 PM   #2
zltm089
Major General
zltm089's Avatar
United Kingdom
98
Rep
7,541
Posts

Drives: 335i SE Coupe Space Grey
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: LONDON

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2006 BMW 335i  [5.00]
and this is not a joke thread btw...so please be serious guys....
__________________

Current Car: E92 335i SE Dream Cars: AMG SL65 Black,GallardoSuperleggera, GTR 2012, Agera R, F430 Scuderia, DBS, EVO X FQ400, Lexus LFA, F10 M5, M4, GT3 RS4.0, Ferrari 458, Ferrari F12, R8 V10 plus, Jaguar F Type V8, Lamborghini LP700-4 Aventador, Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, C63 AMG Coupe Black, Vanquish 2012, Laferrari, GT3 991, McLaren 650s.
Appreciate 0
      08-13-2009, 07:43 PM   #3
omaragha
Lieutenant Colonel
United Kingdom
22
Rep
1,934
Posts

Drives: 335i DCT E93
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Windsor, UK

iTrader: (4)

Just say no - winners dont use Marriage !
__________________
Engine Mods: JB4 G5 ISO, Wedge Flash, BMS DCI, ETS FMIC, ER CP, AR Catless DP's, BMS OCC, BMS Cowel filters & Forge DV's.
Running Gear Mods: Graphite Atomic CSL's, Birds B3 Suspension, Stoptech Grooved Rotors & Yellow Stuff pads.
Cosmetic: Performance Grill and Diffuser, Carbon Badges, Carbon Interior
Appreciate 0
      08-13-2009, 08:15 PM   #4
trixman
Major
trixman's Avatar
United Kingdom
16
Rep
1,269
Posts

Drives: A Rental
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Creepy Crawley

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2007 BMW E92 335d  [0.00]
2003 M3 CSL  [0.00]
2007 E92 335i  [0.00]
I believe in most cases it's up to the judge at the court proceeding (if it went to court that is)... they decide what is 'fair' in their opinion given both your situations.

If your that worried, get a pre-nup... or just don't get married... not sure there's much in the way of positive tax breaks nowadays although could be wrong on that one, never had to find out!
Appreciate 0
      08-14-2009, 03:49 AM   #5
jjbirch
Banned
jjbirch's Avatar
37
Rep
2,927
Posts

Drives: E60 530D M SPORT
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: england

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
end of the day she will get 50% unless you can prove she was out to get you just for the money, everyyear she is with you the harder it will to prove, i wont not worry about it, i have plenty of firepower to give my wife the shits if she plays away
Appreciate 0
      08-14-2009, 03:54 AM   #6
xenon
Major General
xenon's Avatar
England
87
Rep
5,249
Posts

Drives: 2014 F31 320d M-Sport
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Coventry

iTrader: (0)

pre-nups are not legally binding in the UK. Generally in a divorce or split of common-law marriage things are split 50/50. Children can skew this, as can relative contributions if they differ enormously. Divorce is expensive however its done.
__________________
Ian
Current: 2014 F31 320d M-Sport, Professional Media, Visibility Pack, Reversing Camera, DAB
Previous: 2013 F10 520d M-Sport, 2011 F10 520d M-Sport, 2008 320i M-Sport Coupe, 2002 325i, 2001 318i valvetronic, 1998 318i, 1996 525i, 1990 Porsche 944S2
Appreciate 0
      08-14-2009, 04:22 AM   #7
omaragha
Lieutenant Colonel
United Kingdom
22
Rep
1,934
Posts

Drives: 335i DCT E93
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Windsor, UK

iTrader: (4)

Quote:
Originally Posted by xenon View Post
pre-nups are not legally binding in the UK. Generally in a divorce or split of common-law marriage things are split 50/50. Children can skew this, as can relative contributions if they differ enormously. Divorce is expensive however its done.
I don't believe that is wholly accurate buddy, wasn't there a case in the news the other day of a pre-nup holding up in the UK ?
__________________
Engine Mods: JB4 G5 ISO, Wedge Flash, BMS DCI, ETS FMIC, ER CP, AR Catless DP's, BMS OCC, BMS Cowel filters & Forge DV's.
Running Gear Mods: Graphite Atomic CSL's, Birds B3 Suspension, Stoptech Grooved Rotors & Yellow Stuff pads.
Cosmetic: Performance Grill and Diffuser, Carbon Badges, Carbon Interior
Appreciate 0
      08-14-2009, 04:26 AM   #8
xenon
Major General
xenon's Avatar
England
87
Rep
5,249
Posts

Drives: 2014 F31 320d M-Sport
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Coventry

iTrader: (0)

If that's the case, I didn't see it. In the UK you can't change statute, common or civil law simply by writing a note saying "this bit doesn't apply to me".

I suppose if you did have a pre-nup then the judge might consider the agreed intentions in a dispute when using his discretion to make a judgement but they're not legally binding per se.
__________________
Ian
Current: 2014 F31 320d M-Sport, Professional Media, Visibility Pack, Reversing Camera, DAB
Previous: 2013 F10 520d M-Sport, 2011 F10 520d M-Sport, 2008 320i M-Sport Coupe, 2002 325i, 2001 318i valvetronic, 1998 318i, 1996 525i, 1990 Porsche 944S2
Appreciate 0
      08-14-2009, 05:03 AM   #9
Evil Diesel
Captain
Evil Diesel's Avatar
United Kingdom
12
Rep
811
Posts

Drives: E92 335d M Sport
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: London

iTrader: (0)

There was a case of a pre-nup holding up but the Court went a long way to distinguish this case from the norm.

Course, you could always get married in Italy - 2 types of wedding there:

1. What is yours up to the wedding is your own and anything bought after is joint, or,
2. What is yours is your own.

What the UK Courts would make to that contract remains to be seen - I imagine that they would bend over backwards to shaft you anyway ........
Appreciate 0
      08-14-2009, 05:22 AM   #10
peterg1965
Brigadier General
peterg1965's Avatar
United Kingdom
58
Rep
4,138
Posts

Drives: MY12 Range Rover Sport HSE
Join Date: May 2007
Location: The place of dark satanic mills, UK

iTrader: (0)

No expert but some evidence suggests that divorce courts are definately 'anti-men' and you could be hammered if you divorce if; you earn more than your wife and have a decent pension fund and/or if children are involved. Just ask 'Fathers for Justice'. I am not so sure that it is a 50/50 split necessarily and it will almost invariably be split in favour of the woman. I have divorced colleagues who have walked away with very little compared to their former partners and are worse off by 100,000s generally due to 'sharing' the proceeds of the marital house sale and having to forgo a large portion of their occupational pension funds.
Appreciate 0
      08-14-2009, 05:26 AM   #11
xenon
Major General
xenon's Avatar
England
87
Rep
5,249
Posts

Drives: 2014 F31 320d M-Sport
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Coventry

iTrader: (0)

As I said, with kids involved you're f*cked.
__________________
Ian
Current: 2014 F31 320d M-Sport, Professional Media, Visibility Pack, Reversing Camera, DAB
Previous: 2013 F10 520d M-Sport, 2011 F10 520d M-Sport, 2008 320i M-Sport Coupe, 2002 325i, 2001 318i valvetronic, 1998 318i, 1996 525i, 1990 Porsche 944S2
Appreciate 0
      08-14-2009, 05:38 AM   #12
MB London
Come as you are
MB London's Avatar
United Kingdom
17
Rep
1,140
Posts

Drives: F10 520d M-sport
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: London

iTrader: (0)

My Wifey earns almost double what I do, If I got divorced am I entitled to half of her stash??
Appreciate 0
      08-14-2009, 05:39 AM   #13
xenon
Major General
xenon's Avatar
England
87
Rep
5,249
Posts

Drives: 2014 F31 320d M-Sport
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Coventry

iTrader: (0)

Assuming she's not a solicitor, yes.
__________________
Ian
Current: 2014 F31 320d M-Sport, Professional Media, Visibility Pack, Reversing Camera, DAB
Previous: 2013 F10 520d M-Sport, 2011 F10 520d M-Sport, 2008 320i M-Sport Coupe, 2002 325i, 2001 318i valvetronic, 1998 318i, 1996 525i, 1990 Porsche 944S2
Appreciate 0
      08-14-2009, 05:46 AM   #14
MB London
Come as you are
MB London's Avatar
United Kingdom
17
Rep
1,140
Posts

Drives: F10 520d M-sport
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: London

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by xenon View Post
Assuming she's not a solicitor, yes.
Appreciate 0
      08-14-2009, 10:42 AM   #15
Mud
Captain
United Kingdom
14
Rep
681
Posts

Drives: E90 320d
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: England

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by omaragha View Post
I don't believe that is wholly accurate buddy, wasn't there a case in the news the other day of a pre-nup holding up in the UK ?
If its the case I am thinking of then it was a divorce between a German woman and French man and in both countries pre-nups are legal.

The case was heard here in the UK and it was decided to uphold the pre nup and the Frenchie lost out on millions.
Appreciate 0
      08-14-2009, 10:46 AM   #16
G33
Colonel
37
Rep
2,082
Posts

Drives: 335i
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: London

iTrader: (0)

thinking of getting married Kev?
Appreciate 0
      08-14-2009, 11:34 AM   #17
bmw330dconv
Second Lieutenant
bmw330dconv's Avatar
10
Rep
271
Posts

Drives: E93 330D Convertible
Join Date: May 2009
Location: London

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2007 E93  [0.00]
Im looking to get married next year. no way would she get her hands on my Beemer!
__________________
E93 330D M Sport

Last edited by bmw330dconv; 08-14-2009 at 11:56 AM.
Appreciate 0
      08-14-2009, 03:58 PM   #18
Steve A
Brigadier General
Steve A's Avatar
United Kingdom
46
Rep
3,464
Posts

Drives: too much
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Manchester UK

iTrader: (0)

dont get married it will go wrong and the blood sucking bitch will bleed you dry
__________________
C350 cdi sport estate facelift 457lbft
130i M SportMercedes C350 CDI Sport Estate AutoMini Cooper Auto.Mercedes E250 CGI,Lexus IS-F,R36, RS4 Saloon,ML 420 CDI SPORT,M6, 335d, C55, C32, M3, M5, S3, ALL SOLD but fondly remembered
Appreciate 0
      08-14-2009, 05:18 PM   #19
zltm089
Major General
zltm089's Avatar
United Kingdom
98
Rep
7,541
Posts

Drives: 335i SE Coupe Space Grey
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: LONDON

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2006 BMW 335i  [5.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by G33 View Post
thinking of getting married Kev?
Kin, I'm thinking about it and let the e90post members provide me with guidance!!! lol....
__________________

Current Car: E92 335i SE Dream Cars: AMG SL65 Black,GallardoSuperleggera, GTR 2012, Agera R, F430 Scuderia, DBS, EVO X FQ400, Lexus LFA, F10 M5, M4, GT3 RS4.0, Ferrari 458, Ferrari F12, R8 V10 plus, Jaguar F Type V8, Lamborghini LP700-4 Aventador, Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, C63 AMG Coupe Black, Vanquish 2012, Laferrari, GT3 991, McLaren 650s.
Appreciate 0
      08-14-2009, 05:19 PM   #20
zltm089
Major General
zltm089's Avatar
United Kingdom
98
Rep
7,541
Posts

Drives: 335i SE Coupe Space Grey
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: LONDON

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2006 BMW 335i  [5.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve A View Post
dont get married it will go wrong and the blood sucking bitch will bleed you dry
thats why i'm asking u guys first! lol ...
__________________

Current Car: E92 335i SE Dream Cars: AMG SL65 Black,GallardoSuperleggera, GTR 2012, Agera R, F430 Scuderia, DBS, EVO X FQ400, Lexus LFA, F10 M5, M4, GT3 RS4.0, Ferrari 458, Ferrari F12, R8 V10 plus, Jaguar F Type V8, Lamborghini LP700-4 Aventador, Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, C63 AMG Coupe Black, Vanquish 2012, Laferrari, GT3 991, McLaren 650s.
Appreciate 0
      08-15-2009, 03:33 AM   #21
Dr Dave
Zummerzet Zyder Drinker!
Dr Dave's Avatar
United Kingdom
65
Rep
5,541
Posts

Drives: '06 330D Le Mans Blue
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Somerset

iTrader: (3)

Garage List
Marriage + Kids = no sex evermore
__________________
Appreciate 0
      08-15-2009, 05:23 AM   #22
mistry
Captain
mistry's Avatar
11
Rep
821
Posts

Drives: F11 530D
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: South West

iTrader: (1)

holly crap!! i get married in a week!!!
Appreciate 0
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:18 AM.




e90post
e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST