View Full Version : pre-nup agreement vs court decision

29-04-2007, 04:34 PM
will a pre-nuptial agreement contract signed (no 50-50 of hubby's assets) by both sides in front of lawyer, hold in the event of a divorce?

i asked this cos i was told of a case where the hubby still lost 50% of his assets to the wife when she wanted a divorce and took it to court. the court later awarded the ex-wife half and nulled the pre-nup contract.

30-04-2007, 12:56 AM
Not enough info there.

30-04-2007, 02:47 PM
I obtained this from Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prenuptial_agreement

"Legal recognition
Laws around the world vary in their recognition of such agreements.

Historically, judges in the United States frowned upon prenuptial agreements as corrupting what marriage was supposed to stand for, and often they would not recognize them. Nowadays they are recognized, although they may not always be enforced. It is common to have legal advice to the effect that both parties should have lawyers present during the signing, for a judge to ensure that neither party has been coerced into the agreement.

Prenuptial agreements are, at best, a partial solution to obviating some of the risks of marital property disputes in times of divorce. They are not the final word."

I did not do one for us. Can't stand it anymore, you go your way I'll go mine. You take what is rightfully yours I'll keep what is rightfully mine.