Recent data from the Office of National Statistics shows that the number of older women marrying or remarrying has increased in recent years. The marriage rate for women over the age of 65 has increased by 56%, suggesting that, for some, marriage is as much about financial well-being as it is about love. Perhaps the biggest financial consideration is the extent to which their existing assets may become part of the new marriage’s matrimonial assets if there were to be a divorce or one party dies. If either party has children from a previous relationship, this can cause particular friction when discussing inheritance. The decision about whether assets should be kept separate or shared with a new partner should be taken at the outset. 'Pre-Nups' are becoming increasingly popular, and can be tailored to individual circumstances.