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Can you get out of a prenuptial agreement after it’s signed?

On Behalf of | Dec 19, 2023 | Family Law

A prenuptial agreement can be a great way to ease your financial concerns as you head into marriage. It can specify each party’s obligations during marriage and how assets will be distributed in the event of divorce. But what at first seemed like a good deal may end up unfair when divorce rolls around. That can leave you wondering if there’s anything you can do to back out of the agreement and protect your interests.

Can you invalidate a prenuptial agreement?

It’s legally possible to invalidate a prenuptial agreement, but your ability to do so is going to depend on the facts. Here are some of the most common ways to do that:

  • Show that you were pressured or threatened to sign off on the agreement.
  • Demonstrate that you had inadequate time to read the agreement and fully consider its terms before your marriage.
  • Prove that you only signed the agreement based on false or incomplete information that was provided to you by your spouse.
  • Illustrate that the agreement is so one-sided that it should be deemed fundamentally unfair and therefore unenforceable.
  • Argue that the full terms of the agreement weren’t reduced to writing.
  • Show that the agreement was improperly drafted or filed.

To succeed in invalidating a prenuptial agreement, you’ll need to present strong evidence that backs up your claims. So, you’ll want to be diligent in assessing the facts of your case to find ways to build your arguments.

Do you need help dealing with your prenuptial agreement issues?

If you do, then you need to know the law and how it applies to your set of circumstances. Trying to wing legal arguments could lead to disastrous consequences. So, if you’re ready to fight to protect your interests, then now is the time to get to work developing your plan.