Engaged couples decide to sign prenuptial agreements for many reasons, including significant financial disparity, children from outside of the marriage, business interests, expected inheritance, and more. While many people may think a prenuptial agreement is unromantic, these agreements can prove extremely practical and effective in protecting your rights and interests in the event of a divorce. However, too many people sign prenuptial agreements and later learn during a divorce that some or all of the terms are unenforceable under Connecticut law.
If you are getting a divorce and you have a prenuptial agreement, your divorce attorney should carefully review the agreement and discuss the circumstances under which you signed. If any terms are unfair and harmful to you, your attorney may request that the court throw out those terms for certain reasons. On the other hand, your spouse may request the same regarding any provisions that are unfavorable to him or her.
As with any legally binding contract, both parties should fully understand the terms of the agreement and the implications of those terms. Both parties should agree voluntarily and freely, and the provisions should not heavily favor one party over the other. The following are some reasons why a court may invalidate your prenuptial agreement:
At the Law Offices of Piazza, Simmons & Grant, L.L.C., we can identify an unenforceable prenuptial agreement, and our divorce attorneys can fight for your rights. We can also help draft a fair and valid prenuptial agreement before your marriage. Call (203) 348-2465 or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation.