Post-nuptial agreements, also known as post-marital agreements, are agreements entered into after a marriage has taken place, but before the parties seek to end their marriage. As with pre-marital agreements, one or both of the parties usually is seeking to protect assets or income in the event of divorce or death.
In Pennsylvania, post-nuptial agreements are considered the same as any other contract parties may enter into and, therefore, are presumed to be valid and enforceable. This presumption can be overcome only if clear and convincing evidence is presented that there was not a full and fair disclosure of assets and liabilities at the time of the agreement, or that the agreement was procured through duress, misrepresentation, or fraud.
In fact, post-nuptial agreements are valid and enforceable even if one spouse or prospective spouse does not retain an attorney to review the agreement before they sign it.
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