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Judge rules Deion Sanders' prenuptial agreement is valid

Readers in the Newton, New Jersey, area have probably heard about former pro football star Deion Sander's marital problems. Since he and his wife announced their divorce, the couple has been arguing over just about everything. Recently, the latest dispute was over their prenuptial agreement. Sanders' ex-wife claimed the agreement was not valid because it was partially forged. The judge, however, disagreed and has upheld the agreement as a valid contract.

The issue arose after Sanders claimed that even though his wife signed a prenuptial agreement over a decade ago, that she was still trying to obtain more money. His wife's attorney then claimed that the agreement was not valid for two reasons. First, the attorney claimed that the prenup was partially forged. Second, that Sanders' wife signed the document under pressure. The judge in the case did not agree with either of the arguments, and ruled that the prenup was signed voluntarily, and was therefore is valid.

It is not uncommon for prenuptial agreements to be argued over after a couple divorces, since these documents can effectively determine almost all property division issues. When a marriage ends badly, both parties may decide they want more than they initially agreed to. These documents can also be overwhelming when they concern property and assets acquired not only before a marriage, but during the marriage as well.

Of course, whether or not a couple signs a prenuptial agreement, divorce in general can be overwhelming for both parties involved. Getting the right information can help couples sort out their legal issues so that they can get a fresh start and begin a new life.

Source: NBCDFW.com, "Prenuptial Agreement Will Stand in Sanders Divorce," March 20, 2013

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