(46.) For example, the Supreme Court of Ohio has stated: "Our research has disclosed that it is a common practice to present antenuptial agreements
at the eleventh hour before the wedding ceremony." See Fletcher v.
Where in the civilian context the notion of revocability was, in a sense, to prevent fraud on the surviving spouse and provide him or her with the ability to be better provided for under the antenuptial agreement
, in the English context the notion of revocability--or rather the absence thereof after the death of the first to die--was to prevent fraud in another sense.
For example, in Michigan, even an antenuptial agreement
signed after the ceremony on the same date as the wedding was considered enforceable [Storey v.
Almost every person entering into an antenuptial agreement
hopes to avoid a financial dispute incident to a divorce and, in many instances, to avoid having to share assets, property, or money with the person he or she is divorcing.
(1.) These agreements are also known as "prenuptial agreements" and "antenuptial agreements
The Court of Appeals found that Kremer does not constitute the only, and last, word concerning whether a document signed by the parties is a valid and enforceable antenuptial agreement
. The purported agreement must be read in concert with the relevant statute.
2d DCA 1996) (applying secular contract principles to the parties' sadaq and holding that the religious antenuptial agreement
was valid and enforceable where there was sufficient consideration and a proverbial meeting of the minds).
In the appeal from a judgment dissolving the parties' marriage, appellant-husband challenged, inter alia, the District Court's conclusion that a document that he and respondent-wife signed before they married was not a valid and enforceable antenuptial agreement
. The Court of Appeals held that a writing signed on or after August 1, 1979, by two parties before their marriage, but not witnessed as required by Minn.
1983), which involved an antenuptial agreement
, the Florida Third District Court of Appeal acknowledged that a general waiver of "all rights"
Osborne marked the first time that a Massachusetts court agreed to enforce the terms of an antenuptial agreement
designed to dictate the distribution of property at the time of divorce.
5th DCA 1993), the Fifth District construed a Pennsylvania antenuptial agreement
.The laws of Pennsylvania were quite similar to those of Florida dealing with the circumstances for enforceability of such an agreement, including issues of fraud, duress, and having the benefit of financial disclosure.
Three days before Michelle and Robbie Kremer were to leave for the Cayman Islands for their destination wedding, Robbie presented Michelle with an antenuptial agreement
an attorney had drawn up without Michelle's knowledge.