The advantages of prenuptial agreements Everyone expects, when they marry, that their union will last forever.However, as of 2012, approximately half of all marriages ended in divorce, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The requirements of common-law “duress” have been enlarged to include any wrongful acts that compel a person, such as a grantor of a deed, to manifest apparent assent to a transaction without volition or cause such fear as to preclude him from exercising free will and judgment in entering into a transaction.It may be manifested by threats or by the exhibition of force which apparently cannot be resisted.
When people invalidate themselves, they create alienation from the self and make building their identity very challenging.
Until recently, such agreements were considered difficult to revoke.
Lately, though, more courts are recognizing grounds for invalidity:, the wife of a Long Island real-estate developer convinced a judge to invalidate the prenup agreement she had signed with her husband four days preceding their 1998 wedding.
Therefore, “[t]o set aside an agreement on the ground that it was the product of . Threats of violence can be held to constitute duress in order to set aside a separation agreement.
Repeated harassment by a spouse seeking the other spouse to sign a separation agreement has been found by the courts to constitute duress.
Is it any wonder, then, that more people are turning to prenuptial agreements to provide protection for their assets?