Prenuptial agreements are easily disputed

On Behalf of | Oct 2, 2020 | Divorce

When you were blissfully in love with your fiancé, it probably seemed that there was no way that your relationship would ever fall apart. But still, as a high-asset couple, you did what was considered to be the sensible thing and put a prenuptial agreement in place.

A prenuptial agreement can give both individuals some peace of mind, knowing that they will not need to go through a lengthy court battle in the event that their marriage falls apart, and that they will get a fair share of the assets. However, unfortunately, things do not always work out this way. Prenuptial agreements are very easy to dispute, and they may be invalid. The following are signs that your prenuptial agreement could be disputed by your spouse after the divorce is filed for.

The agreement was not properly executed

For a prenuptial agreement to be valid, it must be a written document that is signed by both parties before the marriage took place.

The agreement was signed under pressure

Both parties must sign the document in their own time and willingly. If a person was manipulated into reluctantly signing the document, they may be able to dispute the validity at divorce.

One party was not given enough time to read it

If a person was given the document minutes before they were due to be married and signed it without reading it, the document will likely not be valid.

If you have a prenuptial agreement in place and you are considering filing for divorce, you should make sure that you confirm the validity of the document before proceeding.