What cannot be included in a prenuptial agreement?

In North Carolina, a prenuptial agreement has limits on what it can and cannot include, and the agreement can be found void if it includes prohibited material. For example, a prenuptial agreement cannot:

  • Determine child custody or child support issues in advance of a potential divorce.
  • Waive your right to alimony in case of a divorce.
  • Designate responsibilities for non-financial personal or household issues, such as chores or child-rearing decisions.
  • Offer an incentive (financial or otherwise) for divorce.
  • Require you or your spouse to do something illegal.

If you have been asked to sign a prenup and need guidance, contact the experienced attorneys at Charles R. Ullman & Associates to discuss the agreement and figure out what is in your best interests. Schedule a consultation today.


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