Candace Meyers discusses whether it is possible to get a prenuptial agreement set aside:
Illinois has a strict statute governing prenuptial agreements. It is difficult to get an agreement set aside. When fighting a prenuptial agreement where you had legal counsel and time to make changes in the initial draft, you would have to prove that the agreement was unconscionable – meaning no one of a sound mind would have entered into such an agreement, OR, that the agreement was obtained through fraud and deceit.
Never enter into a prenuptial agreement naively. Don’t rely on changing your spouse over time. Hire an extremely savvy, adept attorney to negotiate good terms in your prenuptial agreement. Have the strength of believing in yourself that this is your best chance to be treated “fairly”. Be willing to walk away from this marriage if the terms offered are too inadequate or lack dignity to you and your future. Be as strong about yourself as you are about wanting a good marriage. This is your first test of your individual strength of character and how you will insist upon being treated during the upcoming marriage.
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- Why prenuptial agreements should not be overly harsh
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