Prenuptial Agreement


Dear Mattersnot:

Greetings. Yes, prenuptial agreements are generally enforceable in North Carolina. If I were you, I would stand firm on the issue of the prenuptial agreement being valid and let them make the next offer, and always counteroffer in line with the prenuptial agreement. If you do go to court, it is likely that the agreement will be upheld. Best of luck.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607

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</font id=“Arial Black”>Are Prenuptial Agreements generally enforceable in NC? My wife and I signed one prior to marriage. Basically I have (and had) the money, and she is in debt. In my mind at least, she abandoned me. Now we are separated. She refused several offers I made to settle, and now we are going through a lengthy property settlement battle. I’ve been asked, and advised to produce all sorts of financial data, with her lawyer openly stating “he wants to see what is available.” It seems to me the legality of the Prenuptial Agreement should be decided before so much disclosure is required. Am I wrong in my thinking?