It is important to have a knowledgeable family law attorney prepare and review any prenuptual agreement prior to marriage to protect your property.
New York Yankees Baseball star Alex Rodriguez had executed a prenuptial agreement with his wife prior to their marriage. However, when the parties filed for a divorce, his wife challenged the validity of the terms of the prenuptial agreement. Recently the parties reached a settlement of this dispute.
The law is clear. Even though the parties enter into a prenuptial agreement a reviewing court must find that the premarital agreement is in favor of public policy, or they will not enforce the terms of the agreement.
In order to comply with all of the requirements of premarital agreements is important to have a family law or divorce attorney write and review your agreement. Premarital agreements are entered into prior to marriage and may deal with the parties’ present and future property rights. In addition to meeting the strict legalities, a premarital agreement must also be entered into within public policy limitations on the enforceability of the agreement.