Wayne, PA asked in Divorce for Pennsylvania

Q: I need Pre-Nup advice

I was married in Dallas 18 years ago. Neither of us lives there now. Out of no where, my husband just demanded an “amicable” divorce, ie. we have a pre nup.

I think he is rushing because he may have reason to believe it can be invalidated.

I do not have his kind of money. How can I get some free or low cost advice. I am not in the welfare category but I need what I have to live on. He has loads of dough and will take advantage of me.

Any direction toward which you can point me would be greatly appreciated.

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1 Lawyer Answer

Patrick J Cooper

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  • Springfield, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: First, you should consult with an experienced local divorce attorney. Make sure that you bring a copy of your pre-nuptial agreement to the consultation. Some attorneys offer a free initial consultation and some charge a fee. Either way, if you consult with the right attorney, that will be time and money well spent.

Depending on the terms of your pre-nuptial agreement, you may be entitled to receive spousal support or alimony pendente lite (alimony pending the litigation). It is also possible that your pre-nuptial agreement may be able to be "set aside." The invalidation of a pre-nuptial agreement would necessitate that you satisfy some very specific requirements. The facts surrounding the disclosure of assets and debts, drafting, and execution of the agreement would all need to be evaluated by an experienced divorce lawyer.

I wish you all the best during this difficult time and I urge you to seek qualified legal counsel.

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