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Pre-Nup, for What?
Recent court decisions in Michigan have extremely limited the ability of couples contemplating marriage (and those who are already married) to decide how their property will be divided after marriage. Property division has been the cornerstone of pre-nuptial agreements. These agreements are essentially contracts that couples enter into, usually before marriage, that delineate how property should be divided if they divorce. Michigan is a community property state so any property that is acquired during the marriage is considered community property and is divided equally upon divorce. Separate property relates to property that was acquired before the marriage and traditionally was not subject to a divorce property settlement. •
In 2017, the Michigan Court of Appeals, allowed a wife to invade her husband’s separate property, despite the couple having a prenuptial agreement that set specific dollar amounts that each was to receive and the couple had agreed neither would request alimony. The Court reasoned that it always has the ability to intervene in any contract/agreement dispute where the results are unfair. The wife in this case made significantly less than her husband during the course of the marriage so the Court thought it would be unfair to stop her from receiving more than the agreed upon amount based on her non-monetary contributions to the husband’s success during the 17-year marriage. The husband has appealed to decision to the Michigan Supreme Court.
Needless to say, it will be interesting to see how this case turns out, but in the meantime it is essential that couples contemplating marriage, and those already married with a pre-nuptial agreement, seek the advice of an attorney. Do you want a court to ignore the terms of your pre-nuptial agreement?
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