KRHB Law Litigates a to Enforce a Prenuptial Agreement Resulting in Client Retaining an Over Seven-Figure Sum of Monies
Attorney Marc I. Rickles represented a client, Husband, that had a prenuptial agreement that was entered into on the eve of his wedding over 25 years ago. The entire agreement was one paragraph in length, far shorter than the standard prenuptial agreements. Wife sought to invalidate the agreement. Mr. Rickles filed a Petition to Enforce the Validity of the Prenuptial Agreement and the action was litigated. The agreement on its face lacked many of the key factors that are necessary to declare such an agreement valid, there were disclosure, duress and ambiguity issues. However, at trial Mr. Rickles was able to argue that certain ambiguities contained in the agreement allowed for the introduction of extrinsic evidence for clarification. With that, Husband was able to testify to a course of conduct over the lifetime of the marriage that evidenced it was always the parties’ intent to abide by the terms of the prenuptial agreement. The court held that the prenuptial agreement was valid and enforceable resulting in our client retaining over a seven figure sum of monies.