Can a prenuptial agreement override normal property division rules?

By Sean Sullivan
May 19, 2016

Yes it can. But the first thing to consider would be to look at the pre-marital agreement and you'd have to establish the fact that there was an actual valid pre-marital agreement entered into by the parties. Then yes, that would override the rules of property division because it's a separate contract that those specific parties lays out how the property is divided or not divided.


Sean Sullivan is a family lawyer practicing in the Elmhurst, Illinois area at the law offices of Laura M Urbik Kern, specializing in child custody and dissolution in divorce. Visit his website, www.laurakern.com, and Divorce Magazine profile.

Back To Top

May 19, 2016
Categories:  Financial Issues|FAQs

Add A Comment

Comment

Allowed HTML: <b>, <i>, <u>, <a>

Comments

Reason for your Divorce

Why did your relationship end? If there's more than one reason, choose the strongest factor.

Money Problems/Arguments
Physical/Emotional Infidelity
Physical/Mental Illness
Physical/Emotional Abuse
Alcoholism/Addiction Issues
Basic Incompatibility


Copyright © 2017 Divorce Magazine, Divorce Marketing Group & Segue Esprit Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without prior written permission is prohibited.