Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Why You Need A Premarital Agreement Properly Drafted: Wife of Billionaire Kenneth Griffin Seeks to Invalidate Premarital Agreement


According to the Chicago Tribune, Anne Dias Griffin, whose hedge-fund billionaire husband, Kenneth Griffin, filed for divorce in July, asked a Cook County Circuit Court to declare their prenuptial agreement invalid and to award her an “equitable” share of the couple’s property.
According to her court filings, the basis for her claim that the premarital agreement should be invalidated is that Ken Griffin didn’t provide her with a copy of the premarital agreement until shortly before their 2003 wedding and that she was coerced into signing it three hours before their wedding rehearsal dinner. 
She asked a Cook County Circuit Court to declare their prenuptial agreement invalid and to award her an “equitable” share of the couple’s property.
Make sure that you consult an experienced divorce attorney when considering a premarital agreement.  Premarital agreements are enforceable but only if properly drafted and if formalities are followed including the passage of 7 days between the date the final draft is presented to both sides before the parties sign the agreement.
By: Robert R. Beauchamp
Law Office of Robert R Beauchamp
bob@ocdlaw.com
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Mission Viejo, CA 92692
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