Prenuptial Agreements

Prenup Interpretation is Controlled by Context

by Brian Vertz on January 20, 2014

A non-precedential decision of the Superior Court, Morabito v. Morabito, No. 878 WDA 2013 (January 17, 2014) might provide a little window into the minds of our judiciary when interpreting prenuptial agreements.  The marriage in this case lasted nearly twenty years before the wife filed a complaint in divorce.  Wife initially challenged the validity of […]

Pennsylvania Courts Examine Full and Fair Disclosure in Family Law Agreements

May 19, 2013 Court Decisions

Marriage and divorce are not cold business transactions. Couples who are about to marry or divorce have emotions and intimate relationships that may compromise their ability to negotiate at arm’s length like business people. For this reason, the law of Pennsylvania prior to 1990 imposed two special requirements upon family law agreements, such as prenups […]

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USA Today Says Prenups are “In”

April 8, 2010 Prenuptial Agreements

An article published recently in USA Today reports that prenuptial agreements are more acceptable today to couples who are engaged than at any time in the past. Nearly one-third of single adults say they would ask a significant other to sign a prenup, according to a February survey of 2,323 adults by Harris Interactive.  Only […]

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Tiger Woods Elin Nordegren Renegotiating Prenup? Why?

December 4, 2009 Family Law News

By letting the media firestorm subside, Woods might be able to preserve his valuable sponsorships, at least for a while. Given the stakes, wouldn’t it make sense to throw a little money her way?

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Once You Pop the Question, How Do You Spring the Prenup?

June 3, 2009 Family Law News

Asking your fiance for a prenup doesn’t have to spoil the joy of your engagement.

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Celebrity Divorce Update

April 17, 2007 Prenuptial Agreements

It’s hard to believe an entire month got away from me without a blog posting. I realized it when I saw this article in Forbes magazine, describing the top 10 most expensive celebrity divorces. Paul McCartney’s settlement may eventually eclipse them all, but for now, the biggest losers are Neil Diamond and Michael Jordan, each […]

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Does a Breach of a Prenuptial Agreement Create a Right of Rescission? Part II

March 14, 2007 Prenuptial Agreements

At last! the conclusion of the story. Here is the law of other states, which like Pennsylvania, hold that a breach of a prenuptial agreement does not render the entire contract void if there has been partial performance of other covenants and the breach does not render the entire contract illusory. Other States Brees v. […]

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