A prenuptial agreement, also known as a premarital agreement, is a binding contract between intended spouses that outlines property division and spousal support in the event that the marriage is later dissolved.
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- I have represented entertainers, athletes and other high net worth individuals, as well as their counterpart fiancés and fiancées.
- I also counsel everyday people who need a prenuptial agreement to protect a house or business owned prior to marriage, or to preserve the inheritance rights of children from a prior marriage.
Can A Prenuptial Agreement Be Challenged?
A judge cannot simply toss out a valid contract between parties. However, if the prenup is contested, the court can consider whether the less-monied spouse gave informed consent under California statute. Was the prenuptial agreement patently unfair? Was it presented as an ultimatum on the eve of marriage? Did the agreement fully disclose all assets and income? Was the original prenup amended after the marriage?