At trial and on appeal, we argued on behalf of our client that the Trial Court improperly concluded that the parties’ prenuptial agreement was unenforceable. In an opinion that substantially resembled our final argument at trial, the Supreme Court concluded that the prenuptial agreement was enforceable since the defendant’s disclosure was more than adequate to ensure that the plaintiff would be able to make an intelligent waiver of her statutory rights and the plaintiff acknowledged that she had examined the defendant’s schedule of assets. The Court found no evidence of any fraud perpetrated by the defendant and that, by having several days to review the agreement, the ex-wife had sufficient time to review the defendant’s financial disclosure. There was also no evidence that the plaintiff’s counsel was not independent. The Court reversed the judgment and remanded the case to the Trial Court for further proceedings. This is the seminal case on the Connecticut Premarital Agreement Act.
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