When creating a premarital agreement, it’s important that you know exactly what you are doing. Any mistake, no matter how big or small, could make your agreement invalid in the future (should you divorce).
With all this in mind, you need to become familiar with the many things that could make a premarital agreement invalid:
— No written agreement. Simply put, a premarital agreement must be in writing. A verbal agreement will not hold up in the court of law.
— The premarital agreement was not properly executed. For example, both parties are required to sign the agreement before the wedding day.
— You were pressured into signing the premarital agreement. A premarital agreement can be considered invalid if one person pressures the other into signing the document.
— You did not read the premarital agreement. An example of this would be if your soon to be spouse asks you to sign the document, not telling you what it is.
— Invalid provisions. There are things that you can include in a premarital agreement, as well as details that are not permitted.
At our law firm, we know that a growing number of couples are interested in signing a premarital agreement before their big day. We also know that there are many mistakes that can be made.
If you and your partner want to create a premarital agreement, don’t wait to get started. The more time you leave before your wedding day the easier it is to complete the process without unnecessary stress or the risk of making a mistake.