Prenuptial or premarital agreements are essentially contracts that allow you to accomplish many goals before marriage. The primary objectives for most couples who seek out a prenup are to keep finances separate, protect one another from previous debt, and to define who gets what in the case of a divorce. There are many things that you cannot do with a prenup, such as “encourage” divorce. Some prenups heavily favor one party, while others are more equitable.

Recently, the Cioffi-Petrakis prenuptial agreement did not hold up in court. Some of our legal resources believe that future prenuptial law cases could prove coercion successfully, since this case laid the groundwork for the type of evidence required, while other attorneys believe that the court made a poor decision.

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