A prenuptial agreement can help protect the best interests of both partners in a relationship. Despite the benefits of a prenup, very few couples have a prenup by the time they divorce.
Those who go through with getting a prenup to protect themselves may be surprised to learn that the document could be invalid.
What can invalidate a prenup
When you create your prenup, make sure you are avoiding common mistakes that result in invalidating it. Some common examples include:
- The agreement was only verbal
- The prenup was forced
- A party did not read the agreement before signing it
- You did not have the necessary time to consider it
- It was not properly created
- Some conditions of the agreement are illegal
- The couple created the agreement through deceit
If you already have a prenup in your marriage, it may be worth having a skilled attorney review the document. They can confirm if the prenup is valid and help you create a new one if the original is invalid.
Make sure your prenup is reliable
Even if you made the decision to get a prenup before marriage, there are necessary measures you need to take to ensure the document is valid. It is better to take the extra time to make a valid prenup than learn the one you have is invalid when you need it. By following the guidance of an experienced attorney, you can develop a reliable prenup without any mistakes or room for error.