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Talk about a money story this could be a total game changer for married couples -- soon be married couples.
A New York judge -- the unthinkable he literally ripped up a couple's pre nup.
Elizabeth the -- says her pre nup doesn't count.
She was forced to sign it d.s before her wedding EM because her husband promised to rip it up once they had kids and appellate court agrees with her.
So what does this mean for everyone out there who thinks they have an ironclad pre nup Elizabeth the trick is is here with her lawyer Dennis Antonio.
Who is now for a first on fox interview.
Just its IPO.
This is sort of the unthinkable because it's not like there was something wrong with the actual pre nup it just got torn up -- this this seems exit.
While it's no longer than you think unthinkable I think -- was the unthinkable but at this point it is a game changer appellate division in New York has now made it clear that.
Any pre nup is up for review and if they find that the pre nup was somehow.
Through circumstances that don't meet the standard imposed by the law that can be located just like any other country.
Liz is that the bottom line -- that you were coerced into doing it days for your wedding is that what the judge empathize with.
Now in fact to rest and -- -- -- ability were thrown out.
My a cause of action the only cause of action that I was able to prove at trial was -- in the inducement.
And it was very difficult case for my attorney to prove.
But he did in fact what does that mean to us non -- I'm not a lawyer -- is that.
Wonderful thing but -- had to act advocate for myself and educate myself okay.
What it means is that he had to prove we have to prevent trial that.
At the time my husband made the promise to me he never intended to keep the promise.
And it is at at the time he -- the promised that he would tear it up right at the tiny the promised to Terry it up he never intended to keep the promise that the -- -- you're against -- did he admit that he said that.
No he never admitted in fact he's and I say -- said in the past -- -- again he's -- he's a good guy and he's a great father.
Unfortunately the way things were written in the latest pre nup was written and the fact that he didn't want to follow through with promises.
And -- our family and to our marriage and it's sad.
And so the judge just believed your word that he told you that he would -- up what you guys had kids well it wasn't it wasn't just.
Verbal and it wasn't the judge believing mine over his what he found was a pattern of behavior.
That proved or showed the judge that his that I was -- credible witness over my my husband.
And the pattern of his behavior right before the pre nup -- in directly after the pre nup.
It to showed an -- have a jury I asked for Jerry I didn't have a jury but I did win in the lower court and Supreme Court and then in the appellate court 67 years altogether so -- sends tremors all across the whole country because people who.
Have a pre nup where there is you know it's it's they think they crossed all their -- and dotted -- -- -- -- the average pre nup.
Cost 4500 dollars to put together a lot below cost a lot more than that.
It they see it feels like there's underlines contract law.
Well the decision in this case was not really.
Any different than what -- any contract if you can establish that a contract was entered into under fraudulent pretense is.
It's -- subject to review by the courts and can be vacated.
That's what happens in this case.
While so what would you say to other women.
What I would -- -- of our men and I mean let me not be sexist out there what would you say whether people were on the verge of getting -- OK first unless I would say.
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Dennis we're gonna get your money meter and a scale of one to money I think what you think this does for the value of green jobs I mean does -- make -- worth less.
I wouldn't say it makes them -- -- -- -- -- -- something that anyone getting marriage should consider but the way that they should be looked that isn't that different after this decision.
It's no longer etched in stone and is subject to our court review and vacating if they're entered into.
Yet you expect it says to what was your number by the I would say a want a wind okay.
You spent seven years battling I've spent.
Approximately since 2002 battling this past seven years it together and our you know my husband -- -- to in the most what he would he would -- -- amicable settlement at this point okay.
You know what I knew I was gonna -- from from the beginning -- I did heated enough so God's ears but I I knew I was you're gonna when I felt -- and I knew what was right and I fought for justice and that's why am sitting here with you today.
States both of you for coming on and sharing your story wow.
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