Thursday, December 17, 2009

What's a prenuptial contract and why do people sign one

if it can be renogotiated at the drop of a pair of pants...admittedly, hundreds and hundreds of times over the last 7 years.

In the case of Tiger Woods vs his wife Elin Nordegren, I have no sympathy for Tiger. He brought this on himself. But when the woman married him, she signed a prenuptial contract. So now that she's going to divorce him... there is no debate. She gets exactly what that prenuptial contact states. And hopefully it's a good one.

But if it isn't...that's just too damn bad. It was a contract, she signed it, she wants a divorce now, there is no "renegotiating!"

http://malaysia.news.yahoo.com/afp/20091217/tts-us-sports-golf-woods-marriage-media-193c25a.html is the article that says that she's going to get a divorce "after" she reneogiates the prenup.

I have sympathy with her now. If she really is trying to "renegotiate" that prenup, I will no longer have any sympathy for her. And that goes for anybody who signs a contract - premarital, sports or otherwise, and then gets some shyster lawyer to help him or her renege on it.

1 comment:

D said...

She will only be able to renegotiate the prenuptial contract if Tiger is willing. Yes, he can enforce the existing prenuptial contract but why does she not have the right to try to renegotiate based on his philandering ways?

Tiger can always get a court to enforce the existing agreement.