Your spouse files for divorce, so you schedule a meeting with an attorney. On your way out the door, you remember you signed a prenuptial agreement. You find your copy among your important papers and bring it with you to the lawyer, who is able to sift through the legal language to determine that the contract is heavily weighted in your spouse’s favor. If the court honors your prenup, you’ve got a hard road ahead. What your attorney needs from you are facts that would suggest grounds to invalidate the agreement. These include:
A prenuptial agreement negotiated in good faith well advance of the wedding is generally ironclad. So, it’s important to have experienced counsel before you sign any marital agreement.
If you’d like advice on how your marital agreement might impact your divorce proceedings, schedule a free consultation with our family law attorneys at Appelhof, Pfeifer & Hart, P.A.
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