A prenuptial agreement will not be enforceable unless it was entered into freely, fairly, knowingly, understandingly and in food faith and with full disclosure. If one spouse fails to disclose assets, debts, or liabilities, and the other spouse's decision to sign a prenuptial agreement is not well-informed, a court will not enforce it.
Some people believe that pre-nuptial agreements require the parties to negotiate their divorce before the wedding vows are exchanged. Obviously, if that is one's intention from the outset, you may want to reconsider marriage.
Pre-nuptial agreements are not necessarily harbingers of divorce. I do not believe that a pre-nuptial agreement is necessary for most marriages, but in many instances, these documents are prudent planning and can offer protection and security to both spouses.
To Make an Airtight Prenuptial Agreement...
- Each of you must have your own lawyer
- Each of you must reveal all details about your assets and liabilities
- Each of you must sign willingly and voluntarily
- Do not sign the agreement at the last minute
- Sign the agreement in front of a notary and/or videotape the signing ceremony