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The Edinburgh firm, which specialises in a range of family law expertise, has highlighted how high-profile cases involving pre-nuptial agreements – including the divorce of German heiress Katrin Radmacher – have pushed pre-nups into the public consciousness so that they are no longer viewed as the sole preserve of millionaires or Hollywood stars.

And it adds that this increased exposure has led to growing numbers of couples approaching solicitors and family law firms in Scotland to enquire about how to set up a pre-nup before they marry.

The boost in matrimonial cases has been fuelled by a rise in enquiries for divorce proceedings, pre-nups and financial settlements over the past year – which the firm believes have stemmed from the gloomy economic climate.

Fiona Rasmusen, partner at Gibson Kerr, said: "It's a tough economy at the moment and many people are worried about their jobs and their money. It's not only causing tensions among married couples over their assets, but it also means that divorcing couples are more determined than ever to get their fair share of their shared wealth.